Introduction to Design

Learning Approach: Best Practices

| Sheraton New Orelans, Napoleon D | Posted: Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

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Main Street Overview Design

Design improvements show the public that positive change is happening. Come to this session and get a firm grounding in the fundamental design goals and strategies used to bring life back to the pedestrian-oriented commercial district. Find out how to get visual improvements rolling, how to put together a first-year work plan, and how to assign roles and responsibilities to staff and committee members.

Learn more: www.mainstreet.org


For more information contact:

Norma Ramirez de Miess, National Main Street Center, Inc.

Norma Ramirez de Miess helps communities across the country assess organizational and programming needs and implement strategies that build successful revitalization efforts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in language and science and studied civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in international heritage tourism, entrepreneurship development, disaster relief, nonprofit management, and direct local Main Street efforts. Born and raised in a family of entrepreneurs and community leaders in Latin America, Norma has a solid understanding of our increasing diversity. She developed the Center’s diversity services and leads initiatives that promote inclusion and understanding on the process of involvement and business approach of multi-cultural entrepreneurs. Norma has also been involved in developing international collaboration with organizations and governments implementing the Main Street Approach® in Taiwan, Mexico, and Panama. Prior to joining the Center, Norma led one of the largest and most diverse urban downtown revitalization programs in Elgin, Illinois, where she was honored for her leadership and contributions. She was also recognized among the 25 Most Influential Latino Leaders in the Chicago-land area.