Long-time resident and business owner Linda McCalla was recognized as the 2019 Georgetown Main Street Star Award recipient June 22 at the Texas Main Street Reunion held in Georgetown.
The Main Street Star award recognizes individuals for outstanding activity promoting downtown Georgetown, contributions making a lasting impact on downtown Georgetown, and meeting the Main Street Program’s mission of enhancing downtown vibrancy and historic preservation. The Georgetown Main Street Advisory Board voted to recognize McCalla for her service to downtown Georgetown during its annual retreat in early June.
McCalla was the first Main Street Manager in Georgetown, helping to develop the foundation of the program and start the revitalization of downtown in 1982. Since that time, she has been actively involved in further improvements to downtown. She has served on many boards and committees, including the Main Street Advisory Board, Historic Architecture and Review Commission and as past president for Preservation Georgetown. She now serves on the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. She recently completed a restoration project on her downtown property and worked with the Main Street Program, receiving a façade grant to complete the work.
“Linda is a great steward of her own property and as a past HARC commissioner has helped enhance preservation and new construction projects in downtown,” Downtown Development Manager Kim McAuliffe said. “She was one of the first people that reached out to me when I started working in Georgetown, and as soon as we met, I knew she and I would be fast friends. She has been a great resource and supporter.”
Since the establishment of the award in 2014, the Georgetown Main Street Program has recognized seven individuals in downtown Georgetown, including. Lucas Adams, Chet Garner, Rusty Winkstern, Judy and Len Lester, and Beverly and Don Adams.
The Georgetown Main Street Program, established in 1982, is a preservation driven, economic development program within the City of Georgetown’s Economic Development Department. To learn more, visit mainstreet.georgetown.org.