Since 1989, California Progress, Inc. (CPI) has played an important role in the community of California, Missouri, with its dedication and commitment to saving historic landmarks and bringing new life to this vibrant and unique Missouri town located in the heart of Moniteau County, just 22 miles west of Jefferson City.
The non-profit (501c3) community betterment group — established by community leaders as a way to enhance and beautify the town’s many special features — has earned a reputation as a model award recipient and participant in the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program. Through tax credit incentives offered by the NAP program, CPI and its local contributors have accomplished a number of community betterment projects.
Today CPI’s primary focus is serving as the Board of Directors and for the California Historic District, a Missouri Main Street Connection organization whose mission is “to develop economic prosperity by fostering business success, preserving and revitalizing our historic assets, and promoting tourism and pride in our local heritage for the benefit of the California Missouri community.” CPI is proud and happy to be fostering progress in the community through CHD (California Historic District) by way of CHD’s many events, its Farmer’s Market, and community fundraisers. CPI board members also serve on the 4 CHD committees.