Belle Plaine, Mount Vernon, Washington, and Woodbine Join Main Street Iowa Program
Posted by CC on March 15th, 2008 1:24 pm
On March 4, 2008, Lt. Governor Patty Judge announced four new Main Street Iowa communities. Belle Plaine, Mount Vernon, Washington, and Woodbine bring the total number of Main Street communities in Iowa to 39.
In the announcement, Lt. Governor Judge made a commitment to continuing support for the Main Street Iowa program. “Iowa’s historic main streets are the heart and soul of our communities,” said Lt. Governor Judge. “This is why increasing the number of Main Street communities in Iowa is a top priority of the Culver/Judge Administration. We will continue to do whatever we can to keep Iowa’s downtowns strong and vibrant for business owners, workers, residents and visitors. I am pleased to welcome each of these communities into the Main Street family, and wish them much success in the future.”
Iowa’s Main Street program marked its 20th anniversary last year and is considered one of the best in the country. All Main Street communities must demonstrate local support and the willingness of community officials, business owners, and volunteers to work together with the common goals of preserving Iowa’s historic buildings and unique downtown business districts, and improving the local economy by adopting and following the Main Street Four Point Approach™ to downtown revitalization.