Future of Main Street Addressed at National Town Meeting Conference

Future of Main Street Addressed at National Town Meeting Conference

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Future of Main Street will be addressed at the National Trust's 2003 National Town Meeting on Main Street held in Cincinnati, May 18-21. Dr. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, will present the keynote address on the future of traditional commercial districts, followed by a series of forums focusing on specific national trends facing Main Street commercial districts. Alan Ehrenhalt, executive editor of Governing Magazine will lead a session on the future of civic engagement, with other sessions led by notables in the fields of technology, business, demographics, and government.

The National Town Meeting is the premier conference in commercial district revitalization and offers proven ideas and strategies. With more than 75 educational sessions, workshops and tours, the four day conference provides information and field-tested solutions from all types of practitioners. The conference traditionally attracts more than 1500 attendees.

The conference is an energizing, dynamic event that will inspire participants with tips, tactics, and true stories that they can use to turn their main streets into vibrant commercial centers. From small towns to urban neighborhoods, BIDs to city agencies, chambers of commerce to planners, all will benefit from the targeted information and resources National Town Meeting provides. Whether they've been involved in commercial district revitalization for years or days, attendees will benefit from key information sessions and networking opportunities that meet their communites' needs.

The National Town Meeting is being presented in Cincinnati by the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with Heritage Ohio/Downtown Ohio, Inc.

For more information or to register, go to www.nationaltownmeeting.org or call 202/588-6219.

The National Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Its Washington, DC headquarters staff, six regional offices and 21 historic sites work with the Trust's quarter-million members and thousands of local community groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the National Trust's web site at www.nationaltrust.org.

Related Link: National Town Meeting Conference Information

For more information contact:

Amanda West
National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW
DC 20036

Phone: 202/588-6219
Fax: 202/588-6050
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.mainstreet.org

Posted March 11, 2003

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