July 9, 2021

Richmond Main Street Announces Executive Director Search

Richmond, CA The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) Board of Directors launched today the search for a permanent Executive Director to lead the movement to bring back Richmond’s historic Downtown commercial corridor. 

The RMSI Board of Directors seeks a creative, passionate, and visionary Executive Director with a demonstrated track-record of successful collaborative leadership, fundraising, personnel management, and commercial district management plan implementation. The Executive Director will leverage the Main Street America Network and diverse stakeholders in order to build upon our successes, maintain our position as a trusted anchor institution, and navigate new opportunities. RMSI is an equal opportunity employer that strives to reflect the community it engages and is committed to diversity and encourages talented, qualified, and local applicants from all backgrounds. 

With the support of dedicated staff, board of directors, volunteers, and philanthropic partners, RMSI has served as the catalyst for inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive revitalization activity. Significant accomplishments include community engagement during the Macdonald Avenue Streetscape Project (2009), creating a Neighborhood Ambassador Program (2010), establishing the Downtown Richmond Property-based Improvement District (2012), forming the Save the Richmond Main Post Office Coalition (2017), and leveraging a multitude of resources to facilitate the Richmond Business Hub and CoBiz Richmond developments (2019). RMSI is also an accredited Main Street America organization and member of the UrbanMain and California Main Street networks.

Interim Executive Director Alicia Gallo will continue to serve at RMSI’s helm supporting the Downtown community through mission critical economic vitality, clean and safe, and promotions programs and will be deeply involved in the candidate search, hiring, and transition process.

RMSI is accepting applications through July 30, 2021. All interested candidates are invited to view the position description and application instructions are available here.

Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing historic Downtown Richmond, California as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban village offering products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect our community’s rich and diverse heritage. Since 2001, we’ve worked collaboratively with a broad group of stakeholders to implement our transformation strategy designed to ensure a clean and safe neighborhood, preserve businesses and foster entrepreneurship, and position Downtown Richmond as the center of the community and hub of economic and cultural activity.


Contact: Alicia Gallo, Interim Executive Director

P: (510) 236-4049 


1600 Nevin Plaza

Richmond, Ca 94801


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