Oregon Main Street Resource Team visits La Grande this week
On Thursday and Friday, the City of La Grande will be receiving a Resource Team visit from Oregon Main Street, a statewide commercial revitalization program administered through the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.
Last September, La Grande was selected by the state to participate in Oregon Main Street’s Transforming Downtown program.The Oregon Main Street Resource Team is a technical assistance service normally performed to assist local communities and neighborhood organizations start their Main Street revitalization programs.
During the Resource Team visit, Oregon Main Street will review the progress the City of La Grande has made toward developing its local Main Street program as well as provide additional consultation on achieving short and long-term commercial district revitalization goals.
The Resource Team has several other objectives including recognizing and discussing the current strengths and weaknesses of the local Main Street commercial district and identifying obstacles that might impede the implementation of the local Main Street revitalization effort.
The Resource Team visit will take place over 1 1/2 days and will include a tour of the commercial district and several focus groups and interview sessions with community stakeholders.
The visit will conclude with a summary meeting with the City of La Grande, the La Grande Downtown Development Association and other organizations, stakeholders and residents.
For more information, visit the City of La Grande website, www.lagrandemainstreet.org and the State website, www.oregon.gov/ECDD/mainstreet.
Interested citizens are asked to contact Charlie Mitchell or Barbara Trick at 962-1307.