Main Street Advisory Board
Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Advisory Board
In early 2013, the City of Stockbridge petitioned the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development for authorization to establish a local Main Street Program. In February 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was approved to initiate this process through the State of Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program.
Once established, the Stockbridge Main Street Program will be one of the 90+ Main Street Programs across the State of Georgia and part of a national network of over 1,800 active Main Street entities. This community-driven initiative focuses on conscientious revitalization of older, traditional business districts throughout the United States. The underlying premise of the Main Street concept is to encourage economic development, within the context of historic preservation, in ways that are appropriate for today’s marketplace. Main Street programs advocate a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets—distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community.
One essential component for establishing a Main Street Program is the appointment of an Advisory Board. The City of Stockbridge is currently assembling a group of decisive, action-oriented people to serve in this capacity. The Main Street Advisory Board will meet once per month on an annual basis, unless otherwise stipulated. Main Street Committees will meet on an as needed basis.
The qualifications required for appointment to the Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Board shall be as follows:
1. A citizen of this state and the United States;
2. At least eighteen (18) years of age;
3. Have a high school education or the equivalent;
4. Has a genuine interest in implementing policy to create a positive change in the Stockbridge Main Street District;
5. Has a genuine interest in the successful commercial revitalization in the Stockbridge Main Street District;
6. Has a genuine interest in historic preservation;
7. Willing to serve a minimum one (1) to two (2) year term of service;
8. Willing to attend a minimum of eight (8) hours of approved training;
9. Willing to attend regularly scheduled, monthly Board and committee meetings during his/her term of service;
10. Willing to volunteer a minimum of (4) hours of time to Stockbridge Main Street programming per calendar year during their term of service (does not include Board meetings and required trainings); and
11. Has NOT been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude