The Founders from left
to right - Mary Lombard, Jennifer Harrison, Hilary Oppelaar, Karla Hartley, and Russ
Meet Mary and Russell Lombard
Mary is Vice Chair on
the Board of Directors and Secretary / Editor. Russ has been the President/CEO
since the Association was founded back in 2001.
Both are retired and have dedicated most of their time as volunteers developing
the groundwork for the Association.
Eventually they would like to take some time off from
the administrative work and do some serious traveling along the “6”.
Russ and Mary look forward to meeting the people living along the Grand Old
Highway; especially young students that would like to have an active role in the
development of the Association.
They have found that mentoring is the most rewarding of all their activities,
and believe that the programs and activities of the Association should be
educational, fun and family oriented.
In the next few years Russ hopes to find that special individual who can take
over his position as CEO of the Association.
The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association isa Not-for-profit IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation based in Port Orchard, Washington.
You may deduct donations from your federally-taxable income. You can donate via PayPal, credit card, bank transfer or check.
is only with your financial support can we continue to provided the
services expected from the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
Donations are used to help cover our cost of having a web site, and
maintaining an on-going student internship program.
of the money received is used toward our Flood & Tornado Recovery
efforts of historic structures that have been damaged in Route 6
are all volunteers, either retired or keeping our day jobs.
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Thank you for your financial support.
Russell J. Lombard
President / CEO
The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a Not-for-profit
IRS 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to the economic
development and cultural preservation of inner-cities, small towns and rural
communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway, a.k.a.
as the "Grand Army of the Republic Highway".
Historic U.S. Route 6 runs between the waterfront at Long Beach,
California, and Provincetown, Massachusetts which is located on the tip of
Cape Cod. Route 6 is the longest highway ever established in the United
States and even today it remains the longest continuous highway in the
We are currently in the process of creating 14 state divisions of the
National Association. It definitely will be easier to coordinate programs
and activities with 14 states than with over 600 cities and towns. Besides,
each state has their own special interests and needs that can best
be addressed at the local level.
If you are interested in having an active role in the Association and would
like more information, please feel free to contact us. We are looking
for individuals who enjoy working with people and have a sincere desire to
help us meet the goals as stated in our
Mission Statement .
We are serious about our programs. However, our activities are intended to
be fun and family oriented.