The Texas Main Street Program of the Texas Historical Commission has recommended Beeville for National Accreditation to the National Main Street Center. The recommendation is based upon Beeville’s Report of Progress submitted to the state office as part of its annual reporting requirement for Fiscal Year 2016.
In 1999, the National Main Street Center implemented this process to recognize local Main Street revitalization programs for their individual annual progress and improvement through the Main Street Four Point Approach™. Through the Approach, local programs focus on a myriad of activities within four strategic areas. This includes creating Economic Vitality through making the most of a community’s unique sense of place and existing historic assets, harnessing local economic opportunity and creating a supportive business environment for small businesses. Design supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical elements of downtown while capitalizing on unique assets that set the commercial district apart. Through Promotion, downtown is positioned as the center of the community and hub of economic activity. The Organization strategy area mobilizes the resources and partners needed to effectively show measurable outcomes from a Main Street revitalization effort. National Accreditation will be formally announced in May at the National Main Street Now conference in Pittsburg, Pa.
Texas currently has 89 designated Main Street programs, making it one of the largest in the country. the Texas program was one of the first state coordinating programs to be established in 1981, and since that time it has been a part of the Texas Historical Commission, the state agency for historic preservation. Year-end reinvestment statistics show cumulative reinvestment over this time from all programs that have participated at $3.38 billion, with the creation of more than 35,000 jobs and almost 5,000 small businesses.
Volunteers are a very important aspect of the Main Street model because they help leverage the impact a small staff can have and also provide an avenue for the whole community to be a part of the success of downtown. Volunteer leadership works with staff to carry out the local program. Over the past year, 123,885 volunteer hours were contributed to Texas Main Street programs. Since 1999, more than 1.4 million volunteer hours have been contributed. The economic value of this to local public budgets is more than $35.6 million.
More information on the National Main Street Center/Main Street America: http://www.mainstreet.org/
More information about the Texas Main Street Program and the Texas Historical Commission: http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/texas-main-street and http://www.thc.texas.gov/
Tax Deductible Donation
Donations are needed to help fund the Main Street Grant Program as well as other downtown promotional activities. A tax-deductible contribution to the Beeville Main Street Program would help ensure that a vibrant downtown is maintained for generations to come.
Leave your imprint in our downtown and your legacy in the hearts of all who follow.
For more information, contact the main Street Program Office at 361-358-4641 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beeville Main Street is a non-profit organization that relies heavily upon the volunteerism and support of the community. The Beeville Main Street Program is always looking for more active volunteers. If you would like to get involved in downtown, here are some opportunities: Office Support, Multi-Media Support, Events, Social Media, and Theatrical Arts and Music.
The Beeville Main Street Program is always looking for more active volunteers. If you would like to get involved in downtown, here are some opportunities:
Main Street Four-Point Approach Committees:
Serving on one of the four main committees – Organization, Promotion, Design or Economic Restructuring (minimum 1-year commitment).
Expectations of a Committee Member:
Work three to five hours per month on committee projects.
Attend all training sessions
Read selected orientation materials
Learn the Main Street Four-Point Approach
Recruit/orient new members
Prepare in advance for committee meetings
Cooperatively draft an annual action plan
Take responsibility for committee projects
Always represent the program positively to the public
Special Events Downtown
Office and Administrative Assistance