About the DTCF Partnership

The Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership is a non-profit organization established in May 2018. It was developed with the cooperation of The City of Cuyahoga Falls by the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


A community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing and sustaining historic Downtown Cuyahoga Falls and its riverfront as a vibrant destination by promoting economic development and enhancing our downtown for residents and visitors.

Executive Director

Kaylee Piper

Mailing Address

DTCF Partnership, Inc.

PO Box 382

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222

Board of Directors

The Partnership is funded through contributions from individuals, businesses and granting opportunities. The Board of Directors, which represents the community and downtown Cuyahoga Falls, deals with issues that directly affect the downtown commercial core, its economically viability, and its riverfront heritage.

  • Ali Hovan, President (HiHO Brewing Company)
  • Whitney Milligan, Vice President (Jean+Lou)
  • Frank Hill, Secretary (StreamlineMD, LLC)
  • Terri Brunsdon, Treasurer (Brunsdon Law Firm, LLC)
  • Janna Amole (Chair of Design and Historic Review Board, City of CF)
  • John Chlebina (Commonwealth Properties)
  • Diana Colavecchio (Director of Community Development, City of CF)
  • Rick Krochka (TRIAD Marketing)
  • Jeff Lynch (Sheraton Suites)
  • Mary Nichols-Rhodes (Ward 4 Councilwoman)
  • Lisa Ohler (Portage Community Bank)
  • Kathy Romito (Western Reserve Hospital)
  • Keith Saffles (Crooked River Holdings)
  • Susan Spinner (Ward 2 Councilwoman)
  • Andy Taray (The Social Dept.)
  • Mayor Don Walters

The Main Street approach is based on four tenets:

Building consensus and cooperation among public and private groups and individuals, and identifying sources of funding for revitalization activities.
Enhancing the commercial district’s physical appearance a through building rehabilitation, compatible new construction, public improvements, and design management systems.
Marketing the commercial district through events and advertising to attract customers, potential investors, new businesses, residents, and visitors.
Economic Vitality
Strengthening the district’s economic base and creating new opportunities through careful analysis and appropriate mixed-use development.