December 17, 2019 | Letter from the President: The Season of Giving | By: Patrice Frey, President and CEO, NMSC
Dear Main Street Colleagues,
Over the past 40 years, the Main Street program has helped to transform cities and towns across America. Thanks to the efforts of the Main Street America movement at the local, city, state, and national level, the future is bright. Stories from across the network point to a path forward for communities seeking sustainable revitalization, from inspiring historic preservation projects bringing new life to old buildings, to a new generation of entrepreneurs reinvigorating local economies, to public art projects engaging citizens and enlivening public spaces.
But our work is far from done. While many Main Street communities are thriving, we know there are thousands of communities and districts where the promise of economic opportunity is still unfulfilled. And, as the community revitalization landscape continues to change at a rapid pace, the existing Main Street America network needs tools and resources to remain competitive.
That’s why we at Main Street America are committed to deepening our work within our existing network and bringing the promise of Main Street to many more places in the years to come. As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to support this effort. There are lots of ways to join the movement and make a difference in your own community and Main Streets across the country.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Your dedication to building better places is the reason our 40-year movement continues to thrive and grow.