Prepared by Beth Sharpe, TMS Executive Director
Tappahannock Main Street (TMS) is a community catalyst creating a vibrant future for a diverse, historic Tappahannock, attracting residents, visitors and businesses to our river town.
President - John Harvey
Vice President - Wright Andrews
Treasurer - Tim Smith
Secretary - Elizabeth Russell
Past President - Mavora Donoghue
Tappahannock Main Street has adopted and adapted the Main Street America’s 4-Point Approach and transformation strategies to maximize efforts in the community. The organization has identified three overarching transformation strategies to steer efforts in a unified manner, and all four committees are governed by their own guiding principles.
To foster revitalization, historic preservation, and beautification efforts in downtown.
To be an effective advocate for overall economic development activities.
To provide support to the organization's operations.
Marketing: Enhance the public's understanding of the value of Main Street’s work. Events: Offer diverse and compelling initiatives to draw people downtown.
A transformation strategy is a comprehensive strategy that guides the direction of the revitalization initiatives and, over time, transforms the community. An effective transformation strategy serves a particular customer segment, responds to an underserved market demand, or creates a differentiated destination. Using the results of the 2019 community visioning sessions, Tappahannock Main Street has adopted the following three transformation strategies.
SUMMARY: The four committees will complete a number of objectives under each of the three transformation strategies to support the vision of a vibrant downtown community.
The committees will create individual work plans for each objective by assigning roles, tasks, and timelines.
The committees have also identified potential partners and plan to collaborate with other organizations as well as citizens in as many objectives as possible.
Once all objectives are completed the organization will choose two new overarching transformation strategies based on the state of the district and a new community visioning session.
SUMMARY: This strategy focuses on board development, relationship building, work plan development, and laying the foundation for programs upon which the organization can build and develop further over the coming years.
SUMMARY: This strategy focuses on bringing a diverse collection of arts and entertainment opportunities to the downtown.
SUMMARY: This strategy focuses on activating currently vacant sectors of the downtown and supporting the growth of established and new businesses, and the physical development of the district.
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