Paso Robles Carnegie LibraryEl Paso de Robles, Paso Robles, or “Paso” as locals say, has a rich history steeped in agriculture and has long been known as a destination location for visitors from across the west and California. Revered for its hot springs that beckoned the likes of Polish dignitary Ignacy Jan Paderewski and others for its healing powers, Paso Robles is recognized as a world-class destination location. Historically known for its thriving almond and wine industries, Paso Robles steadily became recognized as a world-class winegrowing location and continues to attract visitors.

To this day, people seek out Paso Robles for its rustic charm, wine country flare, ideal climate, recreational opportunities, retirement, employment, business opportunities and unparalleled quality of life. Ideally situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is just a short drive away from these metropolitan areas and continues to attract visitors from both north and south for these reasons.

Historic sites & attractions

paso-robles-04Historic attractions can be found throughout the city, from the Carnegie Library in Downtown City Park Pioneer Museum to the thermal springs that run to this day at the historic Paso Robles Inn. In fact, evidence of Paso Robles’ long and storied history can be found throughout the city. More information on Paso Robles history can be found through the nonprofit El Paso de Robles Historical Society, Estrella Warbirds Museum and Pioneer Museum. Anyone seeking to know more about Paso Robles is encouraged to visit these historic sites. There are also a variety of nearby attractions including beaches, Hearst Castle, Mission San Miguel Arcangel and much more, all within a short driving distance.

Board Liaisons: 

Steve Martin (Mayor of Paso Robles) City Council Liaison

Jim Reed (City Council Member) City Council Liaison

Scott Brenan (Access Publishing) Planning Commission Liaison

Chris Bausch – Paso Robles Schools Liaison

Laure Carlisle (Art / Gallery & Studio) Art Liaison

Mark Perry (Paso Robles Waste & Recycle) Waste & Recycle Liaison

Thomas Booth (Wine Boss) – Downtown Wine Tasting Room Liaison

Committee Chairs

Scott Reneau (Farmers Insurance) – Chair, Economic Vitality Committee

Stephen Russell King (Architect) – Chair, Design Committee

Jonine Pittenger (Primerica Financial Services) – Chair, Promotion Committee

Lifetime Board Directors

Jan Hop (Nussentials)

John Roush (Park Cinemas)

Nick Sherwin (Retired)

Main Street Board of Directors

June Bertoni (El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society)

Jeannie Bork (Reminisce)

Keith Gilliss (Prime Com’l Calif.)

Dale Gustin (Retired)

Sue Hubbard (Farmers Insurance)

Jonine Pittenger, (Primerica Fin’l Services)

Emilie Platz (Volunteer)

Jim Reed  (Volunteer)

Kris Siegel   (Siegel’s Jewelry)

Main Street Executive Board

Margaret Holstine (Land Consultant), President

Derek Bettencourt (F.McLintock’s Saloon)

Kathy Schultz (The Blueprinter), Treasurer

Sarah Hinds, Secretary (Hinds Financial Svcs.)

Matt Masia, Past President  (Adelaide Inn)