Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Nazareth creates downtown association

NewsOverCoffee Reports:
The Nazareth Downtown Association (aka the Main Street Program) meeting got underway at 7:30 p.m. with 25 people in attendance at the Nazareth YMCA.

Frank Frey opened the meeting welcoming everyone who had turned out to learn more about the organization that is now forming. After everyone introduced themselves, Ken Trionfo presented an overview of the program.

Jeff Brace, of the PA Downtown Center spoke to the group about what they can expect as their organization is formed and moves forward. He spoke of the roles and responsibilities of the Board and phases of development organizations typically go through.

Year one requirements were reviewed as well as next steps. The primary next steps are to identify individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors and Committees. The Board will then need to finalize the vision, by-laws, community profile, and begin to secure local matching funds, create a detailed project area map, and a five year action strategy.

Karen Trionfo provided an update on developing a brochure for the organization based on one's developed by the Easton organization. She emphasized the need to identifying specific distinguishing factors that set Nazareth apart from other communities.

It was determined that the next meeting of the Nazareth Downtown Association will take place on Monday, April 16, 2007 at the Nazareth YMCA at 7:30 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more or serving on the Board or a Committee contact me, editor@newsovercoffee.com

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