Georgetown was recently commended by the Texas Historical Commission for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 in Texas to be recognized this year. Cities were recognized at the winter meeting on February 10 of the Texas Main Street Program, which is a program of the Texas Historical Commission.
As part of the Texas Main Street Program, local Main Street programs focus on responsibly utilizing a community’s historic assets for economic benefit and to increase quality of life. Main Street programs in Texas are staffed, but rely on community volunteers to carry out the program.
The Georgetown Main Street Program is accredited by meeting performance benchmarks in planning, partnerships, staffing, volunteer effort, preservation ethic, training, and program assessment through reporting.
Georgetown Main Street Program activities in 2015 included providing $34,000 in façade and sign reimbursement grants to 12 downtown businesses, sponsoring the Ladies Nite Out and Georgetown Swirl events, and the annual collectible Christmas ornament sale.
For more information about the Georgetown Main Street Program, go to mainstreet.georgetown.org. For more information on the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program, visit www.thc.state.tx.us.