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Winnsboro Main Street Receives National Accreditation

Monday, February 27, 2017

Having qualified according to the 10 Standards of Performance, Winnsboro Main Street was recommended by The Texas Main Street Program of the Texas Historical Commission for National Accreditation into the National Main Street Center.  


Part of the work required by Winnsboro Main Street's prestigious recgonition, involved having strong community support in the commercial district revitalization process, developing a vision and mission statement relevant to the community,devising a comprehensive work plan, maintaining historic preservation, having an active board of director and committees, having an adequate operating budget, employing a program manager, conducted a program of ongoing training for staff and volunteers, and reporting key statistics.


For 35 years, the National Main Street Center led the development of over 2,000-plus historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts and has been helping communities revitalize their commercial districts.Through a national collaborative network, they work towards economic development, preservation-based community, and rejuvenation throughout the nation. 


In May 2017, Winnsboro's National Accredition will be announced in Pittsburg, PA at the National Main Street Now conference. To read more about this program, click on the website, Main Street America™.

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Winnsboro: A Texas Main Street City

Winnsboro became a Texas Main Street city in 2003, and was selected as a National Main Street Community in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.  Since its designation, Winnsboro’s Main Street Program has been a major factor in the development and preservation of our downtown with over $11 million dollars reinvested in our downtown through public and private funding.