ISA Committee Meetings

ISA has multiple committees that meet on a regular basis. Citizens who are interested in helping maintain and grow our historic downtown district are invited to join us by applying to help with a committee. Most of these committees have a standing monthly meeting. Following is a list of those committees, their missions and when they meet. Inquire at our offices (108 S. Liberty Street) or by email to

Promotions Committee: Develops overall image for the area. This committee helps with retail promotions, special events, historic and cultural events sponsored by ISA. Annual events currently include Chocolate Walk, Harry’s Hop ‘n’ Hunt, Truman Day, Wine & Brew Walk, Doggie Date Night, Flea Fair on the Square, Square Table, Ghouls Night Out, Square Lighting, and Living Windows to name a few. This group also helps with general brochures and outreach activities that promote our historic district. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the ISA office. A subcommitte (Marketing Committee) meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the ISA office.

Economic Vitality Committee: This committee helps with business retention activities, business recruitment, marketing surveys, and demographic studies. They help develop a competitive direction for our downtown. Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

Design Committee: This group looks at public spaces, streetscapes, sidewalks, and parking. They coordinate with city officials to give them a perspective of area building owners, business owners and residents when decisions are made that may affect the design/infrastructure of the area. They may look at creating facade programs, public art recommendations and wayfinding signage that impacts the district. They also help with holiday lighting and other enhancements that impact tourists, patrons and residents that pass through our historic downtown. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm at Ophelia’s Restaurant.

Friend of the Square Membership

Thank you to our outstanding “Friends of the Square!”

  • Doug Cowan
  • Lois Carswell-Hands
  • Michael S. Santschi, Attorney At Law
  • Beth Franklin
  • Andrea Read


Friend of the Square – $100 (individuals only)

For individuals who want to support the vitality of the historic Independence Square. Your name will be listed here as a true friend of the Square! You will receive a Friend of the Square membership card for the current year and receive select offers and discounts at participating locations.  Offers and specials are subject to change without notice.


2019 Participants

Business                                                Offer

1859 Jail                                                5% off at the gift shop

Be Here Now                                         10% off regular priced retail

Café Verona                                           10% off total bill

Clinton’s Soda Fountain                      10% off total bill

Courthouse Exchange                           10% off total bill

Diamond Bowl & Billiards                   Free shoe rental

Directed Wellness Center                    10% off any single service (not valid with other offers)

El Pico                                                      10% off total bill

Game Café                                               10% off purchases

Gilbert Whiney & Co.                            10% off regular priced retail

Independence Tourism                         BOGO admission @ Vaile, Bingham & Trails Museum

Jackson County Historical Society      5% off at the book store

Main Street Coffee House                     5% off total bill

Ophelia’s Restaurant & Inn                  10% off total bill

Pioneer Trails Adventure                      $5 off per adult on the Full City Tour

Smiles on the Square                             10% discount on purchases

Sonshine Sports Apparel                       10% off retail purchases (excludes custom orders)

Square Pizza                                            10% off total bill

Studio On Main                                    10% off regular priced retail

Top Hat                                                   5% off wine purchases over $30 (not valid during Square Events or   with other special offers)

Under the Awning                                15% off entire purchase (regular priced merchandise only)

UpDog                                                    10% off total bill

Wild About Harry                                10% off regular priced retail

Yogurtini                                                5% off total bill

H&R Block                                             $25 off in-office tax prep services


To become a friend of the Square click here: