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About Us

Old Town Cape, Inc is a not for profit organization that works towards revitalizing downtown Cape Girardeau. We are a nationally accredited Main Street Program under National Main Street America™, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Old Town Cape district includes 131 blocks with more than 300 businesses and organizations as well as 4,500 residents. We work in many different capacities to make Downtown Cape Girardeau a better place to live, work, and play.

In 2015 Old Town Cape was awarded the Great American Main Street Award through the National Main Street Center. The logo below is a representation of that designation.   


Our Vision

Old Town Cape imagines a thriving, diverse downtown that is cultured, historic, and the pulse of the community. 

Our Mission

Old Town Cape is a community driven, nonprofit organization that utilizes the Four-Point Main Street Approach to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the historic, cultural, and economic landscapes of downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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Our People
Old Town Cape, Inc. Staff
Marla Mills
Executive Director
Samantha Mlot
Communication & Marketing Coordinator
Emily Vines
Events Coordinator
Sarah LaVenture
Special Projects Coordinator
Board of Directors
Dawn Dauer
Emilie Stephens
Doc Cain
Chris Hutson
Shelly Moore
Alex McElroy
City Member
Kyleigh Baliva
Bill Cole
Danny Essner
1st Vice President
Chris Foeste
2nd Vice President
Don Greenwood
Dr. Steven Hoffman
Member & Advisor to Executive Committee
Rex Rust
Lee Schlitt
Kent Zickfield
Kody Thompson
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Our organization is powered by our volunteers. If you'd like to join our squad of downtown enthusiasts let us know by clicking on the button below and filling out our volunteer application.

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Our Partners

Along with the great downtown businesses, we work with the City of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, and VisitCape to build a thriving and sustainable downtown.


city of cape logo         Chamber logo

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by emailing info@oldtowncape.org or send us a general message on our contact page.

Contact Us