Board attends TX Main Street Training

TrainingJill Robinson, Assistant State Coordinator, from the Texas Main Street Program visited Luling yesterday evening to present the Board of Directors with this year’s training following a short Board meeting.  The training, required for new board members, offers insight into the history of the Texas Main Street program and touches on the “Four Point Approach” along with other topics including the principles, purpose, board member roles, etc.

The Four Point Approach utilizes Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring to help create positive change toward downtown revitalization and historic preservation in the community.  Each “point” is represented by a committee that periodically has meetings to discuss projects, ideas, and other goals and objectives to help implement the Board of Director’s annual work plan.

Organization builds an effective coalition of public and private sector stakeholders, working in partnership with organizations who share an interest in the health of downtown and the community.

Promotion means selling the image, experience and promise of Main Street to all prospects.

The Design Committee’s purpose is to create an attractive, coordinated and quality image of the Main Street District by capitalizing on its unique assets and heritage.

Economic Restructuring focuses on strengthening and diversifying the District’s economic base, using market analysis and incentives as the foundation for business recruitment and retention.

If you’ve ever played with the idea of getting more involved we encourage you put your strength into one of the four committees outlined above.  If you would like more information on any of the organizations please reach out to us as we would love to “shed more light” on each part and bring you aboard as we continue to expand our relationship with the City, Businesses, and Community to make Luling GREAT!

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