MCBD is affiliated with Main Street America which connects us to a network of 40 programs across the country representing 1,200+ communities. We're also affiliated with Main Street Iowa which provides our businesses with access to training workshops, architectural and design guidance, business support, and other technical assistance opportunities.
All of this is possible thanks to the continued financial investment in MCBD from individuals, businesses, organizations, and the city of Marshalltown.
Deb Millizer, Executive Director
Marshalltown Central Business District (MCBD)
Deb. born and raised in Mystic, Iowa, spent much of her childhood on main street (or the "slab" as they called it). In 1988, Deb relocated to the Marshalltown area and grew her family of four to 13 members in total. Deb majored in Psychology, Human Services and Organizational Leadership from Buena Vista University. Prior to accepting the role of Executive Director with MCBD, Deb was a Family Safety Risk and Permanency Supervisor serving Marshall and surrounding counties.
Downtown Marshalltown is not only the heart of Marshalltown but the heart of Marshall county. When the downtown thrives, the community thrives, and it ripples to surrounding communities. Deb is focused on helping Marshalltown's downtown district thrive and become a place where people want to dine, shop, play, and stay.
President | Farmers Savings Bank
"I volunteer because I want future residents and visitors to have the same fond memories and positive experiences of Marshalltown that I have."
Vice President, Design Chair | QPS Employment
"I volunteer to provide a positive downtown experience for visitors as well as current and future residents of Marshalltown."
Treasurer, Secretary | Emerson
"I grew up in a main street community and was impressed by how my hometown was transformed. I volunteer because I want to play a part in the revitalization of Marshalltown."
Board Member | MCSD Representative
Board Member | Fiddle & Whistle Irish Pub, Zeno's, Wayward Social
Aaron is speechless when it comes to the downtown and therefore cannot provide a quote.
Economic Vitality Chair | Emerson
I see a future downtown to spend more time to gather, shop, and enjoy life which then creates this irresistible, positive energy for residents and future visitors.
Promotions Chair | Staging 2 Sell It
"I volunteer because I like being active in the community. I want to see our downtown grow and thrive and become the hub it used to be."
Board Member | Showroom Auto | JBI Properties
“I enjoy giving back and being involved. Marshalltown is my home, and it’s where my family and businesses have grown. It would be an honor to be a part of the recovery and growth of downtown Marshalltown, so more families are encouraged to call Marshalltown home.”
Organization Chair | Kyley Leger Marketing
"I volunteer with MCBD because the downtown is the heart of our community and I want our downtown to be a vibrant, thriving downtown. I believe the people in a community make it successful with their time, talent, passions, and funding."
Retail Promotions Chair | Brit Marie's Country Boutique
“I’m excited to be part of the board to help grow our downtown and to be a part of revitalizing the Main Street district. I feel my background and retail experience can help with promoting downtown and what shoppers are looking for when coming downtown.”