It will work for Colville!
Breanne Durham the coordinator from the Washington State Main Street Program was here at the end of June and shared with us a bit more about the Main Street Program and why it works. Here are her key points:
Direction: The Main Street Approach provides a tried-and-true framework for organizing the community efforts for revitalization. It is a comprehensive program, not just concentrated on a single project, but it is an ongoing focus on a series of efforts to have lasting progress because of community involvement.
Engagement: Main Street is about PEOPLE. Partnerships, community involvement, collaboration and communication are key. Support from public and private members of the community are what makes a successful program.
Incremental: Small changes make a big difference. Little transformations, like swept sidewalks and clean windows show the care our community has for downtown. Downtown tours for the community share our history and help the community know where we have come from. These little things may seem inconsequential but make our community a better place.
Do you want to know more about the Main Street Approach? How are you involved in our community? What small changes do you want to see downtown?