Introduction to Organization

Learning Approach: Best Practices

| Sheraton New Orleans, Napolean D | Posted: Sunday, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

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Main Street Overview Organization

This session explains the use of the Four-Point Main Street Approach and the program’s underlying principles; provides information on building a broad-based coalition; describes roles and responsibilities for board, committee members, and staff; and defines the appropriate organizational structure for the program. How does the Main Street organization present itself to the public, gain and keep volunteers, and create viable funding strategies for the program? All of these activities are the work of the Organization Committee. Learn the roles and responsibilities of Organization Committee members and the role staff plays in the committee’s work.

Learn more: www.mainstreet.org


For more information contact:

Teresa Lynch, National Main Street Center, Inc.

Teresa Lynch is a senior program officer who provides technical assistance and other consulting services to small and mid-sized communities and urban neighborhood commercial districts across the country. Teresa has had more than 28 years of commercial revitalization experience. She has directed two statewide Main Street coordinating programs, one in Arkansas and the other in Virginia; served as a Main Street manager in Orange, Virginia; and provided consulting services to hundreds of communities since her arrival at the Center 14 years ago. Teresa’s particular expertise is in organizational development and starting innovative initiatives. When she first joined the Center, Teresa assumed responsibility for managing a cooperative agreement between the Department of the Army and the Trust. From that experience, Teresa went on to create a new project, the Army-Community Heritage Partnerships Program (ACHPP) that would provide commercial revitalization services to communities with adjoining Army installations. She also initiated a regional Main Street coordinating program that covers communities along the Western Erie Canal corridor in New York. Teresa currently serves on the Sweet Auburn National Treasures team