Main Street Committees
Four Point Approach
Main Street Highland Park uses the Four Point Approach as part of its strategy to improve the image of downtown, raise its profile and increase the economic opportunities available to its merchants, professionals and landlords.
Main Street's committees play an integral role in that work, and are divided into four areas of expertise: Promotion, Organization, Design and Economic Revitalization. For a schedule of committee meetings, click here
The Promotions Committee promotes the downtown as a center for commerce, culture and community. It is responsible for the special events, festivals and contests which have become such a positive defining aspect of downtown.
The Organiztion Committee is the coordinating framework through which the other committees function. It is the liaison between the various committees, and it is the group concerned with Board- and volunteer recruitment; with promoting Main Street and its programs, coordinating announcements, press releases, the web site and newsletter.
The Design Committee works to shape the physical image of downtown. Its projects are
- facade improvements, sidewalk and storefront design
- public art
- pedestrian safety, clean-up and everything that makes the downtown an appealing, attractive place for residents, merchants and visitors.
Economic Restructuring Committee
The Economic Restructuring Committee recruits, retains and strengthens businesses in the downtown. Its projects include market analysis, seminars, consulting, developing grants and investment, and promoting innovation to help small business grow.
Look here for a meeting schedule
Main Street's Board is made of up business owners, property owners and residents. For a list of Board members, click here.