Pinedale accepted into Wyoming Mainstreet program
Downtown revitalization program
by Wyoming Business Council
December 15, 2010
Wyoming Main Street accepted Pinedale into its program last week, providing the town with resources to revitalize its historic downtown district.
Pinedale, the fourteenth community to join the Wyoming Main Street program, came on as an Aspiring, or first tier, community. The Aspiring tier is designed for communities exploring downtown revitalization, but that may not have resources in place to support a more developed community-based Main Street program.
"We’re very pleased to welcome Pinedale into the Wyoming Main Street program and look forward to working with the community as it strategizes ideas for downtown revitalization," said Scott Wisniewski, program manager at Wyoming Main Street.
The Wyoming Main Street program helps communities capitalize on their unique downtown areas by using historic preservation to generate economic and entrepreneurial growth.
The program comprises a three-tier system designed to meet the varying needs of communities across the state and minimize local costs. Communities may participate at an Aspiring, Affiliate, or Certified level depending on specified criteria for each tier.
Communities are chosen using criteria that evaluates a program’s organizational capacity, historic preservation ethic, and support from the community, among other criteria. Once an application is accepted, the state coordinating program acts as a partner providing training, information, research, referral services, and technical assistance.
Community selections are made by a panel of seven governor-appointed members of the Main Street Advisory Board and representatives from Main Street partner organizations including the State Historic Preservation Office, Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the Wyoming Business Council.
Buffalo, Douglas, Dubois, Evanston, Glenrock, Green River, Kemmerer, Laramie, Platte County, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Sheridan and Torrington are currently participating in the Main Street program.
Communities interested in participating in the program should contact Scott Wisniewski at 307-777-2934 or email@example.com.
The Wyoming Main Street program was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2004 to help communities with downtown revitalization. Wyoming is one of 37 states using the Main Street approach.
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