Applications being accepted for the position

information released by HDCA, photo from LCN archives

The Historic Downtown Chelan Association announced today that Erin McCardle has officially resigned as Executive Director, effective December 31, 2021. In addition to holding the Executive Director role for the past four years, McCardle has owned and operated her own small business since 2016, The Barn Fitness Center. Kicking off 2022, McCardle will be solely focused on continuing to build a healthier, more active community in Lake Chelan.

McCardle said she is tremendously proud of the positive impact the organization has had over the past year, including diversifying its financial stability, guiding the downtown through the COVID shutdown without losing a single business, and developing critical partnerships that had not previously existed.

“We’ve accomplished a lot over four years. I’m most proud of how this organization along with our strategic partners have truly delivered on the mission of shaping the future while preserving the past of historic downtown. It’s been such a fun ride to help elevate the strategic efforts of this organization. I am excited to watch the organization continue to flourish under new leadership.”

Anyone interested in joining the efforts in shaping the future and preserving the past of historic downtown Chelan, please contact Board President Allison Flaten at

Interested applicants for the Executive Director should contact the HDCA at or 509-682-4322.