[Heritage] Oregon Main Street to host regional revitalization "Meet-Ups"

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Tue Jul 7 12:53:13 PDT 2015

A series of regional "meet-ups" to enable people interested in downtown revitalization to discuss topics specific to their communities will take place during July and August in Bandon, LaGrande, Cottage Grove and Newberg.
            "We really hope to stimulate a regional downtown dialogue," says Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street State Coordinator.  "All people and groups interested in learning more about downtown revitalization are welcome to attend one of these Main Street "Meet-Ups."
The purpose of the regional network meetings are to:
§  Meet fellow community members working on downtown revitalization efforts in your area
§  Encourage conversation between communities
§  Share information on project successes
§  Identify challenges and opportunities affecting local downtown revitalization efforts
§  Give feedback to Oregon Main Street on ways they can be of assistance to our communities.
            Bandon (July 21), La Grande (July 28), Cottage Grove (August 18), and Newberg (August 25) will be the host communities. The "Main Street Meet-ups" will be from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a downtown walking tour at 3 - 4 p.m. in each of the host communities. For more information, contact sheri.stuart at oregon.gov<mailto:sheri.stuart at oregon.gov>.
            Previously, statewide network meetings have been limited to participants in the Oregon Main Street Network. This is the first trial of regional "Meet-ups" open to all interested people and groups.
Registration information:
July 21: Bandon
Location: Bandon Community Center
Local Host: Harv Schubothe, Executive Director, Greater Bandon Association, ninerharv2 at msn.com<mailto:ninerharv2 at msn.com>
Register at Eventbrite:  is https://eventbrite.com/event/17444954328/<https://eventbrite.com/event/17444954328/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text>

July 28: La Grande
Location: Upper Room, Marketplace, 1101 Washington
Local Host: Saira Siddiqui, Executive Director, La Grande Main Street Downtown Association, director at lagrandemainstreet.org<mailto:director at lagrandemainstreet.org>
Register at Eventbrite:  https://eventbrite.com/event/17445187024/<https://eventbrite.com/event/17445187024/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text>

August 18: Cottage Grove
Location: TBD
Local Host: Shauna Neigh, Executive Director, Cottage Gove Main Street, cgmainstreet at gmail.com<mailto:cgmainstreet at gmail.com>
Register at Eventbrite: https://eventbrite.com/event/17445279300/<https://eventbrite.com/event/17445279300/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text>

August 25: Newberg
Location: TBD
Local Host: Mike Ragsdale, Executive Director, Newberg Downtown Coalition, mike at newbergdowntown.org<mailto:mike at newbergdowntown.org>
Register for this location at Eventbrite:  https://eventbrite.com/event/17445314405/<https://eventbrite.com/event/17445314405/?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text>

            Oregon Main Street is housed in the Heritage Programs division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community's unique assets, character and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and include training and technical assistance. The goal is to build high quality, livable and sustainable communities that will grow Oregon's economy.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>

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