About Great American Downtown
Mission Statement: To promote and enhance a vibrant commercial and cultural Downtown Nashua through business partnerships, event promotion and effective marketing.
Whether you’re seeking fine dining, eclectic shopping, a vibrant arts scene, historic architecture, fun-filled events or just a place to relax and watch the world go by, make your destination Downtown Nashua. You’ll find dozens of fine restaurants from award winning favorites to accessibly priced family eateries; many specialty stores, galleries and boutiques; a historic Main Street with small parks and majestic buildings.
Who We Are & What We Do
Established in July 2002, Great American Downtown (GAD) was created to develop and implement programs, projects and events that promote the entire downtown as a destination for shopping, dining, business services, arts & culture and as a residential community.
Our office is led by a board of directors who represent the many constituents of downtown. We are staffed by two employees and we are supported by volunteers throughout the year.
Our Board of Directors
Steve Bolton, President, City of Nashua Attorney
Chelsea Murfitt, Vice President, Bellavance Beverage Co.
Laurie Galbo, 2nd Vice President, Nashua Coins and Collectables
Lisa VanBiene, Treasurer, Triangle Credit Union
Mayor Jim Donchess, Advisory role (non-voting) City of Nashua
Kerry Gleeson, Secretary The Nature of Things/Rambling House
Marylou Blaisdell, DesignWares
Lt. Robert Giggi, Nashua Police Department
Tim Cummings, City of Nashua – Economic Development Department
Glen MacDonald, Nashua Fire Department
Phillip Scontsas, Scontsas Fine Jewelry
Greg Stevens, Stella Blu
Cheryl Lindner, Silver Knights
Betsy Levesque, Berkshire Hathaway Realty/Studio Mark Emile
James Vayo, City of Nashua Downtown Specialist
Tom Lopez, Alderman Ward 4
Debra Rapsis, The Paciello Group
Carol Luers Eyman, Nashua Public Library