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Applications Now Open for the 2020 Great American Main Street Award

May 28, 2019 | Applications are Now Open for the 2020 Great American Main Street Award |
GAMSA_2020_Apps.png Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) winners represent the best and brightest in preservation-based commercial district revitalization across the country. Don’t miss the chance to be celebrated as one of the nation’s top Main Street communities, and submit your application for the 2020 GAMSA by Tuesday, July 9 (midnight CST). All Accredited Main Street America programs, that have not previously won, are eligible to apply.


Each year, GAMSA recognizes communities that exemplify the power of the Main Street Approach. Winners are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants by a jury of Main Street professionals and leaders in the fields of community and economic development and historic preservation. Criteria for winning include: strength of the Main Street program in spurring community transformation, commitment to historic preservation, innovative programming, implementation of cross-sector partnerships, and demonstration of change over time.

To learn more about the application process and judging criteria, register for our webinar on Monday, June 3 at 1pm CST. Executive Director of a 2019 GAMSA winning community, Blake Opal-Wahoske from Wausau River District, will join us to share tips and tricks for submitting a strong application.