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May 6, 2013 Sarah O’Brien, 936-559-2573
Nacogdoches Main Street is turning 15 and
Receives 2013 National Main Street Accreditation
Nacogdoches, Texas – Nacogdoches Main Street has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four Point Approach® methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Valecia Crisafulli, acting director of the National Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the downtown in the economy head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”
The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by The Texas Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving historic buildings.
Nacogdoches Main Street is turning 15 this month, and we are planning on celebrating in a big way. Everyone is cordially invited to attend Main Street’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza featuring a Texas Sized Breakfast, Live Entertainment, Honors and Recognitions on Wednesday, May 15th from 7:30- 9 a.m. at Mast Hall, 317 E. Main Street. A $10 donation for breakfast by check or cash accepted will be accepted at the door. Please RSVP no later than May 13th to Jan Pigg 936-559-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Big things are happening in historic downtown Nacogdoches and we hope the public will come out and help us celebrate during Preservation Month.
Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,200 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 32 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $55.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 473,535 net new jobs and 109,693 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 236,418 buildings, leveraging an average of $18 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.
If you have any questions about the Anniversary celebration or National recognition please contact the City of Nacogdoches Main Street Office at (936) 559-2573.