Pearl Designated “Mississippi Main Street Community”
Apr. 15, 2021
Source: The Pearl News
On Thursday, April 8 at 3 p.m., the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) designated the City of Pearl as an official Mississippi Main Street community.
“The City of Pearl is very proud to be a new member of the Mississippi Main Street Association,” said Jake Windham, Mayor of the City of Pearl. “I believe this organization will help provide great opportunities for our city and at the same time help build civic pride aesthetically throughout the community.”
“The City of Pearl’s commitment to its people, history, and growth is evident by their decision to join the Mississippi Main Street Association,” said Steven Dick, MMSA Board President. “The MMSA team looks forward to working with Pearl Main Street to develop a plan for future growth, preservation, and economic vitality.”
Speakers at the designation included Mayor of Pearl Jake Windham; MMSA Board President and Economic Development Manager for Mississippi Power Steven Dick; Director of Asset Development Authority Chance McDavid; Mississippi State Senator for District 30 Dean Kirby; and MMSA State Coordinator Thomas Gregory.
Ruth Gullette will direct the Pearl Main Street program.
“As the director for Main Street Pearl, I am most excited about the historic preservation aspect of our future transformation,” said Ruth Gullette, Director of Main Street Pearl. “I know the experts from Mississippi Main Street Association will be able to guide us in a way that will help revitalize an area that was once considered the “Heart of Pearl,” while stimulating our economy and preserving our history.”
The mission of the Mississippi Main Street Association is to be a catalyst for the preservation and economic revitalization of Mississippi’s historic downtowns and districts.
The Mississippi Main Street Association provides visionary leadership to Mississippi’s most storied places. They foster economic and community development through strategies that promote community engagement, pride of place, and quality design to achieve long-term economic growth. MMSA empowers Mississippi’s local Main Street leaders to create vibrant places and thriving economies by implementing the Main Street Approach – organization, design, promotion, and economic vitality.
Since 1993, MMSA has provided more than $5 billion in public and private re-investment back into Main Street communities. For more information, visit www.msmainstreet.com.
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