On June 18th, Mayor Sam Adams named Alberta Street one of the first three Portland Main Street Districts, which will be the first urban Green Main Street program in the country. The Main Street program is closely tied to the Portland Economic Development Strategy, which calls out 20-minute neighborhoods, vibrant commercial corridors and healthy neighborhood businesses as a key objective.
The holistic nature of the Main Street approach is what prompted the Alberta Street Business Association to apply for the program on behalf our community. will bring together residents, business owners, commercial property owners, non-profit & faith-based leaders to create and implement intentional development in our community. The Alberta program area includes parts of Concordia, King and Vernon neighborhoods.
Sara Wittenberg started as the Executive Director on September 6, 2010 and has been working with the Board to get the word out about opportunities for community involvement. Sara’s mantra is, “Alberta Main Street will only be as strong as the community investment in it! We need your help.”
That is where you come in; needs your investment of time, talents & resources.
Contribute Your Time
Monday, November 1, 2010 – 6:30 – 7:30PM @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
Alberta Main Street Community Meeting and Q & A – Find out the latest about Alberta Main Street, learn about the Main Street Committees, and find out more about the Community Visioning Session.
Monday, November 29, 2010 – 5 – 9 PM @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
Alberta Main Street Community Visioning Session – the Community Visioning Session will provide you the opportunity to contribute your ideas and energy into the vision for our community. Diverse community-wide participation is critical to the success of the program. Register online at: http://www.albertastreetfair.com/main-street/community-visioning-session/ and please extend this invitation to others with a stake in the future of the community!
Contribute Your Talents
PARTICIPATE ON A MAIN STREET COMMITTEE: The four Main Street committees include Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. Find out more about these committees online at:
http://www.albertastreetfair.com/main-street/four-point-approach/. You can also learn more about these opportunities at the November 1st Community Meeting.
Contribute Your Resources
SUPPORT: Healthy commercial districts create opportunities for locally based businesses to succeed, for residents to shop and eat locally and for the preservation of historic structures and an increased tax base. Everybody wins; it will also take everyone’s support. Ranging from $20 – $5000, 101 residents, neighborhood associations, school groups, non-profit & faith-based organizations, business owners and commercial property owners have contributed over to our community. needs your help too. If you haven’t already, please contribute today: http://www.albertastreetfair.com/main-street/contribute/
STAY UP TO DATE: Visit facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alberta-Main-Street/164339070242860 for the latest news and information about the program. A new website is currently under development.
For additional information about Alberta Main Street contact Sara Wittenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Portland Main Street Program can be found at http://www.pdc.us/bus_serv/business_support/mainstreet.asp.