About Nashua, NH

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 featuring something for everyone – 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.

Come visit Nashua! Explore our vibrant community!

About Great American Downtown

Mission Statement: to provide coordination, collaboration and partnerships that unify the entire Nashua community around a common vision for an attractive downtown that is vibrant, viable and truly reflects the character of our city.

Who we are and what we do

Established in July 2002, Great American Downtown (GAD) was created to develop and implement programs, projects and events that promote downtown Nashua as a destination for shopping, dining, business services, arts and culture, and as a residential community.

Our office is led by a board of directors who represent the many constituents of downtown. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit staffed by three employees and supported by volunteers throughout the year.

Our Board of Directors

Dan O’DonnellPresident, Keller Williams
Steve Saxe, first Vice President, AlphaGraphics
Tommy Parnell, second Vice President,CarGurus
Ryan Ruggerio, Treasurer, Triangle Credit Union
Debra Rapsis, Secretary, The Paciello Group
Tim Cummings, City of Nashua – Economic Development Department
Mayor Jim Donchess, Advisory role (non-voting)  City of Nashua
Carol Luers Eyman, Nashua Public Library
Glen MacDonald, Nashua Fire Department
Latha Mangipudi, NH State Representative
Nicole Otis, Fratello’s Italian Grille – Nashua
Phillip Scontsas, Scontsas Fine Jewelry
Lt. Peter Urban, Nashua Police Department

Our Staff

Paul Shea, Executive Director
Jennifer Annand, Program Coordinator
Kathleen Palmer, Marketing Coordinator