Downtown South has achieved National Main Street Accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
What’s required for National Main Street Accreditation?
The Main Street program accreditation process evaluates local Main Street programs according to 10 performance standards and provides national recognition to those that meet these standards. The national accreditation program strives to:
-Provide local and national visibility to local Main Street programs that understand and fully utilize the Main Street Four-Point Approach® and eight Main Street principles and that continue to evolve organizationally to meet new challenges;
-Provide national standards for performance for local Main Street programs; and
-Provide realistic goals and a tangible incentive for local Main Street programs that do not yet meet the criteria for national recognition.
Receiving National Main Street Program status is a prestigious designation. While every designated local Main Street program can work toward accreditation, not every Main Street program receives it. Main Street coordinating programs evaluate their local programs every year and submit their eligible programs to the Main Street Center
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Downtown South is managed by an Executive Director and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. To sustain our Main Street organization, Downtown South depends on business and residential memberships. Residential memberships are $25. Business memberships range from $100 to $5000.
Volunteers can contribute their skills and experience on one of Downtown South’s four committees: Promotions, Organization and Economic Vitality. If you are interested in joining Downtown South, learn more about each committee’s work and sign up today.
Downtown South is part of Orlando’s city-wide, coordinated Main Street program.