The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton (Lincolnton, North Carolina) held a meeting last week to discuss a focus for the future following the city’s reorganization of the Business and Community Development department earlier this year.
When former Business and Community Development director Vicki Davis announced her resignation during the summer, city officials utilized the opportunity to reclassify her position with the intention of diverting focus from Main Street program responsibilities. Subsequently, the DDA must now hire a full-time manager to maintain Lincolnton’s status as a “Main Street America” affiliate.
According to its website, the NC Main Street program assists communities in restoring economic vitality to their downtowns. Main Street is a self-help program that requires local communities to provide the human and financial resources needed to operate the program.
The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton is a 501(c)3 development organization, established in 1990 to facilitate successful and sustainable revitalization of Lincolnton’s historic commercial district.