Peabody Main Street Association has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center for the third consecutive year. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four-Point Approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
“We congratulate Peabody Main Street Association for meeting our established performance standards,” said Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”
Peabody Main Street Association’s performance is annually evaluated by the Kansas Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s success.
“Peabody Main Street received National accreditation for the first time ever in 2010, and we have received the National recognition every year since.” said Shane Marler, Executive Director of Peabody Main Street Association, “We are very excited to be one of a select few programs in the nation to be recognized, and are proud to have the national spotlight shine both on our community and Marion County as a whole.”