|The Boonsboro Mayor and Council
adopted a Resolution at their March 7th council meeting to submit an
application to the State to become a designated Main Street Maryland
community by making a commitment to provide financial support and
employ a Main Street program manager for period of three years.
Assistant Town Manager Debra Smith will assume this role for at least
the first year of the program to establish and organize the "start-up"
The goal of this program is to
strengthen the economic potential of Maryland main streets and
neighborhoods by improving the economy, the appearance, and the image
of the traditional downtown business districts by providing
specialized training, on-site visits, and education of how to utilize
state and federal programs.
The program follows a four-point approach to
downtown revitalization that is comprised of volunteers from both the
public and private sector that will accomplish goals established
within each of the four areas including: organization, promotion,
design, and economic restructuring.
There are sixteen designated Main Street communities
in Maryland, but only four are expected to be approved from the
competitive process for designation in May 2005. Public
participation and support benefits you and the future of our
To follow the progress of the Town's revitalization
efforts or to learn more about how you can get involved, consider
attending the monthly meetings at the Eugene C. Smith Community Center
in Shafer Park. The Mayor and Council meets the first Monday of
each month at 7:00 p.m. and the Economic Development Commission on the
second Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m.