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Main Street Gainesville Receives National Accreditation

For the 17th year, Main Street Gainesville has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.  Each year, the National Trust 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.
 
Gainesville Main Street Manager Angela Thompson says it’s always encouraging when you know you’re program is meeting established 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,” Thompson said.
 
For more information call Main Street Manager Angela Thompson at 770-297-1141.