Want to learn more about Saline Main Street?

Today, April 25th, representatives from the Michigan and National Main Street Center are conducting their last interview for our ‘Baseline Assessment’.  Ten interviews involving over 60 people (representing the city, school, organizations, business and property owners, etc.) were conducted over this two-day period to review and assess the progress made toward establishing a strong local Main Street organization.  This visit is designed to assist our community in determining the best strategies in organizing our Main Street Program.  The results of the assessment will be shared with us today at noon.

The Michigan Main Street staff will be here again on Monday, May 7th at 7 PM for a Main Street information night. The meeting will be held at the Saline Middle School media center. Please join us to learn about the Main Street Four-Point Approach and all of the volunteer opportunities available. We will have information you can take home and applications available to be part of the Saline Main Street team. We will also share the results of the Baseline Assessment.

Please share this with your friends. A successful Main Street organization depends on a strong community volunteer program and we are hoping that this will be a great start!  We also hope that this session will help our community understand who we are, what we do, how the Main Street program can enhance our community, and why it is so important.

Hope to see you there!

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About Route '12 to Main Street

Route '12 to Main Street is sponsored by the Saline Historic Downtown Alliance (SHDA), a new non-profit entity focused on the revitalization of Downtown Saline for the benefit of the entire community. SHDA, with the support of the City of Saline and the EDC, is applying to become a Main Street community through the Michigan Main Street Center. It is a competitive process and over the next seven months, volunteers are working hard to prepare for the application process by educating the community, recruiting volunteers and gaining support. Benefits to become a 'Selected' Main Street community through the Michigan Main Street Center program are 5 years of technical training, design services, and increased public awareness for our community. Benefits of having a comprehensive Downtown revitalization strategy are even more, and we will be talking about these advantages in upcoming blogs.

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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