Defending Main Street Programs: Everyone Has a Role to Play
You've heard the good news, and the bad: the state budgets that have been cut, the funding that has been restored. But do you know the story behind the story? This whirlwind session will feature a series of Three-Minute Success Stories and a bit of role playing (yes there will be costume changes), designed to arm you with the strategies and tactics you'll need to defend your state or local Main Street program. We'll introduce you to a host of allies and the roles they can play in your advocacy. And, we'll share stories from effective campaigns that built coalitions (Florida), capitalized on social media (Washington State), and worked proactively to secure pro-preservation/pro-Main Street policies (Oklahoma). Adrian Fine, director of the Center for Statewide and Local Policy and Susan West Montgomery, associate director for Statewide and Local Partnerships, both from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will serve as moderators and actors. They'll be joined by a panel recruited to tell the back stories of their successes and answer questions.
Capitalizing on the Power of Main Street
Monday, May 3, 3:45-5:00 p.m.