Annual Priorities

Click here to view the 2020 Annual Report

2021 Priorities

  1. Improve the physical appearance and use of downtown buildings:
    • Preparation for CDBG Downtown Revitalization Fund
    • Host regular trainings for building owners and local contractors on the principles and practices of historic preservation
  2. Support local business through retention and succession plan efforts:
    • Create a clustering strategy to enhance day trip/destination shopping opportunities
    • Enhance cooperative business marketing to connect visitors and downtown businesses
  3. Fill downtown empty spaces and storefronts
    • Work with building owners to improve and market available spaces
    • Work with local/regional/state partners to develop incentives
  4. Downtown Beautification:
    • Collaborate with local partners to enhance local wayfinding signage (directional to downtown, connections with trail system, etc.)
    • Take steps to implement targeted improvements to downtown streetscape functionality and appearance (stormwater management, street amenities, lighting, etc.)
    • Consider ways to activate downtown vacant lots and greenspaces
  5. Downtown Housing:
    • Complete an intensive survey of upper story spaces
    • Work with local/regional realtors to host a vacant spaces tour to market available downtown spaces and investment opportunities
    • Work with current owners of downtown/community overnight lodging opportunities to better market, coordinate, and sign local overnight lodging opportunities.
  6. Create volunteerism enthusiasm and engagement

Click on the following links to see each focus team's 2021 plan of action.


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