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Learn More About the Main Street Program from State Coordinator Sheri Stuart

Mon, Aug 02, 2010

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association welcomes Oregon Main Street Coordinator Sheri Stuart to its next meeting, Friday, August 6, 8:30 a.m. at Baked Alaska Restaurant. Sheri will present an overview of the Main Street Program, as well as share some success stories from her experience with the program at state and national levels.

Oregon Main Street helps communities throughout the state preserve and revitalize the economy, appearance and image of their traditional business districts using a range of services and assistance. It is jointly administered by Business Oregon and the State Historic Preservation Office. Astoria re-entered the Oregon Main Street Program earlier this year at the “Exploring Downtown” level. ADHDA is using the structure of the program as a foundation for its work to assist ongoing downtown revitalization efforts.

Prior to her current position, Stuart worked for the National Trust Main Street Center for eight years, serving small and midsized communities and urban neighborhood districts across the country. Before joining the NTMSC, she served as executive director of the Main Street Program in Port Townsend, Washington for eight years. During her tenure, the program received numerous state awards and was twice recognized as a semi-finalist in the Great American Main Street Awards. Most recently, Stuart was the assistant coordinator of the Washington State Main Street Program.
 
The public is welcome to attend this and every meeting of ADHDA. The group meets the first Friday of each month, at 8:30 a.m. at Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria.

You can find out more about the Oregon Main Street Program at www.oregon4biz.com (search Oregon Main Street).


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