CHERRYVILLE, NC — Cherryville received national accreditation from Main Street America for its Main Street program earlier this year, making it the sixth successive time the program has been nationally accredited.
The accreditation status is Main Street America's number one recognition designated for programs that fulfill high-performance standards.
Cherryville's program have shown a robust commitment to rejuvenate the county's downtown commercial district. The program has a strong organizational structure, successful in maintaining public-private partnerships, safeguarding historical building, and tracking its progress.
This year, Main Street America had given the recognition to 883 Main Street programs across the country for their efforts to bring economic, physical, and organizational developments to their communities.
Chair of the Cherryville Main Street Program Donna Beringer also recognized the volunteers’ contribution to the project.
The work to rejuvenate the downtown area is still underway. On August 5, the drive-through entrance to the City Hall was closed to make way for construction on the water system.
Cherryville's Downtown Director, David Day said that the team is excited about the future of downtown Cherryville. “We’ve worked diligently to meet the national standards, we’re revitalizing Main Street and at the same time keeping our hometown’s historic character. Our downtown will be a catalyst for the economic growth for our entire community.” Day added
Main Street America was launched in 2015 by the National Main Street Center with the mission to preserve older and historic downtown areas while at the same time promoting economic development. The Center was founded in 1980 to tackle issues in downtown areas at the time.
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