Rochester downtown

Main Street Academy

Tue, 04/30/2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in attending Main Street Academy. Registration is full. To join the waitlist, please provide your information here. We will contact you if there is an opening. We would also like to hold the Academy in the future and would like your information to gauge interest. Please share your contact information to learn about future academies here.

Main Street Matters. Communities value having a vibrant main street that has character, contributes to the economy, and provides opportunities for people to connect.
Designed for community leaders, volunteers and professionals, the three session Main Street Academy takes place in communities in different stages of revitalization. Sessions will include opportunities to learn from experts and community leaders. We will discuss, analyze, and consider strategies for downtown revitalization and enjoy an afternoon walking tour of each downtown.

Topics include:

  • Creative economy, the arts, and creative placemaking
  • Community engagement: thin and thick
  • The role of community leaders and volunteers
  • Examples of projects financed by N.H. Community Development Finance Authority
  • The role of trails, parks and rivers in downtown revitalization
  • Moving to action and maintaining momentum
Enrollment is limited.

Cost: By April 1: $350, After April 1: $450

A fee is charged for this Extension program to cover costs. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals unable to pay. New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has provided funding to support these scholarships. Please contact Casey Porter for more information.