Application: All Accredited Main Street America programs, with an active Main Street membership and that have not previously won, were invited to submit an application for 2024 GAMSA honors via our online portal, from June 20 - August 4, 2023.
Selection Criteria: 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, community outreach and stakeholder engagement, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Accolades & Ceremony: Semifinalists will be promoted through Main Street America's digital platforms. Finalists will also receive a promotional video, media support, and profiles on the Main Street America website. We look forward to announcing the semifinalists this fall and recognizing the winners at the 2024 Main Street Now Conference in Birmingham, Alabama!