About Us

We are a group of downtown residents and others who care and advocate for our immediate community and beyond. What started in response to a city initiative that would have displaced neighbors, torn down buildings, and caused a road to physically divide the neighborhood has grown in to a pro-active movement to help downtown residents improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. From a local pocket park to a Downtown People’s Master Plan to City Council representation to a Neighborhood Housing League, we have worked hard to organize and amplify the voice of the people who call downtown Lewiston “home.” We have worked together with local officials and government in many ways since we first started in 2004 and strive to continue to do so.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and held on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00pmat the B-Street Community Center, 57 Birch St in Lewiston.


Melissa Dunn is the Resident Coordinator for the Neighborhood Housing League.





We see the downtown community as vibrant, diverse and residential, containing a variety of housing from low- to moderate-income and we want to see it stay that way. We envision a City that promotes and supports a user-friendly public transportation system. We also envision a City that has gathering places for both young and old to come together and develop relationships with each other through community programs and activities. We envision a downtown community that has a mix of housing and small businesses that provides truly affordable rents and has economic opportunity for the people who live here. We envision a City where children growing up downtown are valued just as highly as children growing up outside of downtown. We believe that everyone has the right to healthy food, clothing, housing, health care and necessary social services. We also believe that everyone has a right to community support in the event of job loss, illness, disability, old age or other circumstances beyond their control.

Download a PDF of the People's Downtown Master Plan to see how we think this vision can be accomplished

Contact The Visible Community by email: info(at)visiblecommunity.org