To promote and support local business and economic vitality in the Ocean Beach community.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) is comprised of area merchants and professionals dedicated to building a thriving business district that fulfills the needs of the neighboring community and visitors alike. The OBMA is a 501(c)6 private nonprofit business organization operating with 14 elected Board Members, committed to preserving a healthy active atmosphere for those who work, live and visit Ocean Beach.
All activities of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association are governed by our 14-member volunteer Board of Directors elected from our membership.
All meetings are held at the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon Street except the Public Safety meeting and sometimes the North OB Meeting, which are held at various locations around Ocean Beach (announced in our monthly newsletter). Explore our committees.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has a small staff that works with local businesses, organizations, government and agencies. They take calls from tourists and locals on a daily basis. Yearly and weekly events are managed by the staff, which also includes the organization of many volunteers and the facilitation of many committees.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association manages the Ocean Beach Business Improvement District (Newport Avenue and the contiguous commercial locations). Businesses located in the BID become automatic members of the association.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association manages the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) on Newport Avenue. MAD-related activities are overseen by the Board of Directors, the Design Committee, and the Economic Vitality Committee. The OBMA has managed the MAD since 2000. Our MAD encompasses landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, grafitti removal, public trash can servicing, fence repair and replacement, signage, and irrigation, among other incidentals (all on Newport Avenue only).
Ocean Beach MainStreet AssociationOriginally formed in 1978 as the Ocean Beach Merchant's Association, in June of 1998 the OBMA received national and state designation into the "Main Street" program and thus changed its name. The program is grounded in preservation and divides its scope of work within 4 areas: Organization, Promotion, Economic Vitality (formerly Economic Restructuring), and Design.
The following guidelines are to help you use our logo and assets. When producing communications materials that carry the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) visual identity, please refer to these standards for usage.
Using the OBMA brand and logo
OBMA's marks include, but are not limited to, the association name, logo, social media skins and profile images, and any words, phrases, images, or other designation that identifies the source or origin with any of OBMA's creative work.
If you are another association or organization, do not modify or alter the marks or use them in a confusing way, or in a way that confuses OBMA with another brand.