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Prioritize Revitalizing Downtown! - You can be part of positive change!

posted on 5/15/24

Join Us in Revitalizing Fairfield's Downtown!!

I hope this email finds you well. As a passionate member of our community, I'm reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in Fairfield – revitalizing our beloved downtown.

Our downtown area holds tremendous potential as the heart of our community, but it's no secret that it faces challenges. However, I firmly believe that together, we can overcome these obstacles and breathe new life into Main Street, creating a vibrant, thriving hub that we can all be proud of.

We have a unique chance to leverage the resources and expertise of the Main Street Iowa program to make this vision a reality. By joining forces with Main Street Iowa, we can access invaluable support, guidance, and funding opportunities to revitalize our downtown area.

But to truly succeed, we need the involvement and commitment of every member of our community. That's where you come in.

I invite you to join us in this important journey. Together, we can preserve our community's rich history, support local businesses, create new opportunities, and build a downtown that reflects the vibrancy and spirit of Fairfield.

Main Street Fairfield will be its own entity. A new Executive Director will be hired if our community is selected to join the Main Street Iowa program. Board members for this new organization are also open to community members. Let me know if you want to be a part of positive change.

Whether you're a business owner, resident, government official, or simply someone who cares deeply about Fairfield, there are countless ways for you to contribute to this revitalization effort. Whether it's volunteering your time, lending your expertise, or simply spreading the word, every action – big or small – makes a difference.

At this time, only a pledge of support is needed, with the understanding that if we are selected, you will support this new, exciting venture. Main Street Iowa has only budgeted for 2 communities this year. 50% of towns need to apply more than once. So, if we don't make it this time, we will regroup and try again in 2 years.

If you're interested in getting involved or learning more about how you can contribute, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com. Your support is invaluable, and I look forward to working together to make Fairfield's Main Street the best it can be. Every dollar committed makes us more valuable to the selection committee.

 

Thank you for your time and thank you for your commitment to our great community.

Let's show our downtown the LOVE it deserves!!

Your partner in progress,

Mendy McAdams

 

About Main Street:

Main Street Iowa is a program that focuses on the revitalization of Iowa's historic commercial districts. It's part of the larger Main Street America network, which aims to support the economic development of downtown areas across the United States. Main Street Iowa provides technical assistance, training, and resources to local communities to help them preserve their historic character while also stimulating economic growth and community pride. The program emphasizes strategies such as historic preservation, small business development, promotion of cultural assets, and community engagement to create vibrant downtown districts.

Main Street Iowa offers various benefits and support to communities throughout the state:

  1. Economic Development: Main Street Iowa helps communities revitalize their downtown areas, which can lead to increased economic activity. By preserving historic buildings and attracting businesses, the program contributes to job creation, business expansion, and increased property values.
  2. Historic Preservation: The program focuses on preserving the historic character of downtown districts. This not only maintains the unique identity of the community but also attracts visitors interested in history and architecture.
  3. Small Business Support: Main Street Iowa provides resources and assistance to small businesses located in downtown areas. This support can include help with business planning, marketing strategies, and access to funding opportunities.
  4. Community Engagement: Main Street Iowa encourages community involvement in the revitalization process. This can include organizing events, fostering partnerships between local businesses and residents, and promoting volunteerism.
  5. Cultural Promotion: The program highlights the cultural assets of each community, such as local arts, heritage, and traditions. By showcasing these aspects, Main Street Iowa helps attract visitors and residents alike, contributing to the overall vibrancy of the downtown area.
  6. Training and Education: Main Street Iowa offers training workshops, seminars, and other educational resources to help communities develop the skills and knowledge needed for successful downtown revitalization efforts.

Overall, Main Street Iowa plays a crucial role in fostering sustainable economic growth, preserving community heritage, and enhancing the quality of life for residents in Iowa's downtown areas.

Click HERE for Pledge Form

 

 

 

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