Participating Communities

The Nebraska Main Street Program offers several levels of participation:

ArchitectureThe Heritage Nebraska Main Street Community level is a select level of participation for communities that have successfully applied to become designated Main Street programs in Nebraska. These communities have an established organization focused on downtown revitalization with a dedicated board of directors, committees, and paid staff. Communities at this level must have an annual work plan with projects focused on downtown. They are required to participate in an annual program evaluation and attend Main Street workshops and conferences. Participants at this level receive a one-year membership to the National Trust Main Street Center; access to members only resources; discounted registration fees and unlimited access to assistance and support from Heritage Nebraska Main Street, its partners or consultants.

The Heritage Nebraska Urban Neighborhood Commercial District level is a select level of participation for urban neighborhood commercial districts in Omaha and Lincoln that have successfully applied to become designated Main Street programs in Nebraska. The benefits at this level are the same as for Heritage Nebraska Main Street communities.

The Aspiring Community level is open to any Nebraska community, regardless of size. This level is for a community or community organization that is actively working to establish a Main Street organization.  Communities are required to participate at this level for a minimum of one-year and meet established objectives before becoming eligible to apply for full designation as a Heritage Nebraska Main Street Community or Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. Aspiring communities receive limited technical assistance and a membership to the National Trust's Main Street Center.

The Associate Member level is open to any Nebraska community, regardless of size. This level is for a community or community organization that wants to learn more about Main Street or that does not have the local capacity to have an organization dedicated to downtown revitalization. Members receive discounted registration fees for Nebraska Main Street training in other communities and statewide Main Street conferences, one basic information presentation about Main Street, limited telephone or e-mail consultation, fee for service on-site technical assistance, informational mailings from the Nebraska Main Street office and a membership to the National Trust's Main Street Center.

Heritage Nebraska also offers a Corporate Partner level and Friends level of membership for individuals and businesses interested in supporting the programmatic and educational activities of the Main Street program through annual gifts or in-kind donations and assistance.

 

HERITAGE NEBRASKA MAIN STREET COMMUNITIES 2011-2012:

HISTORIC MAIN STREET ALLIANCE

Kristi Ellstrom, Director | 308.762-1800 | alliancemainstreet@gmail.com

MAIN STREET BEATRICE

Alexis Winder, Director | 402-223-3244 | awinder@mainstreetbeatrice.org

ELKHORN STATION MAIN STREET

MAIN STREET FALLS CITY

Vacant | 402.245.5899 | mainstreetfallscity@sentco.net

MAIN STREET FREMONT

Sheryl Brown, Director | 402.721.2264 | director@mainstreetfremont.org

REVITALIZE GENEVA

Jill Swartzendruber, Director | 402.759.1155 | revitalizegeneva@cityofgeneva.org

DOWNTOWN GRAND ISLAND BID #8/MAIN STREET

Melissa Timmons, Director | 308.398.7022 | diretor@downtowngi.com

MAIN STREET KEARNEY

Dick Reiter, Director | 308.224.4653 | mainstreetkearney@gmail.com

NEBRASKA CITY TOURISM & COMMERCE/MAIN STREET

Rebecca Turner, Director | 402.873.6654 | rebeccat@nebraskacity.com

PLATTSMOUTH MAIN STREET ASSOCIATION

Charles Jones, Director | 402.296.5544 | plattsmainst@gmail.com

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SIDNEY

Megan McGown, Director | 308.254.5851 | director@cheyennecountychamber.com

MAIN STREET WAYNE

Irene Fletcher, Director | 402.375.2240 | ifletcher@wayneworks.org

YORK TOWNE CENTRE MAIN STREET

Sally Ruben, Director | 402.362.5531 | sruben@yorkchamber.net

 

HERITAGE NEBRASKA MAIN STREET ASSOCIATE MEMBER COMMUNITIES 2011-2012:

Bassett | Hastings | Lexington | Minden | Norfolk | Polk County EDC