What We Do


Our Mission Statement 

Through community partnerships and a shared vision for the future, work to keep downtown Boyne City vibrant and successful while preserving its historic heritage and supporting sustainable projects.

The Boyne City Main Street/Downtown Development District encompasses properties in four distinct zoning districts:

  • Central Business District
  • Transitional Commercial District
  • Waterfront Marina District
  • General Commercial District

District Map

Code of Conduct 

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Code of Conduct

Boyne City Main Street Board

The program is overseen by a nine member board appointed by City Commission to 4 year terms, including the Boyne City City Manager.

  • Rob Swartz, Chair
  • Patti Gabos, Vice Chair
  • Michelle Cortright
  • Michael Cain, City Manager
  • Jodie Adams
  • Anna Burkhart
  • Bob Earl
  • Adam Graef
  • James Richman

Board Agendas and Minutes


Executive Director: Kelsie King-Duff

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Crites

Farmers Market Manager: Jordan Peck

Boyne Thunder Event Coordinator: Ingrid Day


The Marketing Committee is responsible for marketing our downtown’s assets, enhancing its image, and creating special events to build a fun and exciting atmosphere for residents, visitors and businesses – giving people a reason to come downtown to enjoy all that we have.

Main Street Sponsored Events:

The committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the small conference room at the Boyne District Library.


The Design Committee is charged with enhancing the physical appearance of our downtown by focusing on historic preservation, public improvements, lighting, signage, storefronts, and landscaping.

Projects that are overseen by this committee include:

  • Design Guidelines – The Boyne City Main Street guidelines were written and developed b y the Design Committee to provide property owners with the most consistent and appropriate methods for preserving the historic integrity of their buildings while continuing to efficiently operate now and in the future.   The Guidelines help business owners, property owners and developers throughout the Main Street / Downtown Development Authority District maintain and enhance the historic qualities of their properties that are so important to the community.  A guiding principle in creating the design guidelines is to embrace yesterday, celebrate today and look forward  to tomorrow. The goal is to create an environment that integrates retail, professional, arts and culture, and housing into a dynamic and vibrant downtown.
  • Walkabout Sculpture Tour
  • Historical Walking Tour Phase 1  (click here for brochure)
  • Historical Walking Tour Phase 2 (click here for brochure)
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Downtown Facade Grant Program – Click here for 2019 Facade Grant Information! Applications will be provided after meeting with BCMS and a representative of the Design Committee
  • Buff Up Boyne
  • The Last River Draw Logger Sculpture Initiative
  • Wayfinding Signage
  • Bike Racks

The committee meets the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m in the Park View room at City Hall.

Economic Vitality Committee

The Boyne City Main Street economic development committee is called TEAM BOYNE. Working together as a team of community leaders, the committee is charged with strengthening our downtown’s economic base, supporting existing small businesses and recruiting new businesses.  The committee includes representatives from the City, the Chamber, the Schools, the Library, NLEA (our regional economic development agency), the County, the private sector, the Airport Authority, and the nonprofit sectors.   Meeting monthly, the group welcomes new entrepreneurs to come and introduce themselves and their business to the group to increase exposure and offer creative ways to help them succeed.

The Committee meets on the third Friday of the month at 9 a.m. at the library community room.

Organization Committee

The organization committee oversees all fundraising for Boyne City Main Street, including Boyne Thunder. In addition the committee provides a variety of support to all other committees.

The organization committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the small conference room at the Boyne District Library.