Missouri Main Street Connection Inaugurates Main Street Accredited Signage Program During Annual Main Street Capitol Day

Photo Credit: Logan Breer, Missouri Main Street Connection

(Branson, MO) – Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) unveiled its Main Street Accredited signage program while in Jefferson City for Main Street Capitol Day. In a partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) through its Community Awareness sign program, MMSC now provides current nationally and
state accredited Main Street communities with two “Accredited Main Street Community” signs.

The current eight nationally and state accredited Main Street communities: Cape Girardeau, Chillicothe, Excelsior Springs, Joplin, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Warrensburg, and Washington, accompanied by their legislators, were presented their “Accredited Main Street Community” signs by Missouri Main Street Connection State Director,
Gayla Roten. These 18” x 24” signs will be installed by each city at various entrance points into the city.

MMSC hopes to be able to present more of these signs to new communities in the future, as local programs continue to grow in their capacity to implement the Main Street Approach™, rise in our tier system, and receive accreditation from MMSC and Main Street America.

The Main Street Accredited signage program was developed by MMSC and its Outreach Committee to recognize the efforts of local Main Streets who have achieved national and state accreditation from MMSC and Main Street America as well as provide more visible markers for local Main Street accredited programs. The signs will also serve as a
welcome to visitors looking to visit Main Street communities and highlight to residents the accomplishments that the local Main Street organization continues to achieve.

About Missouri Main Street Connection: 

Missouri Main Street Connection is a statewide program currently providing services and training to over 130 communities across the state. MMSC offers education and mentoring in downtown revitalization strategies using the Main Street Approach™ as developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The approach is a comprehensive methodology addressing all components of revitalization including organization, design, economic vitality, and promotions, all within the context of historic preservation.

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