The Paris Main Street Program is organized as a public, private and governmental agency. While the Executive Director is a full time employee of the City of Paris, the Board of Directors and Sub Committees are formed by Downtown business owners, Downtown Property owners, Downtown stakeholders, and additional hard-working members of the community. The Program is comprised of four committees and the Board of Directors.
If you would be interested in serving on any of the below listed committees, please contact Elisha Reed Bowman at 859.707.4696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary responsibilities include advertising, planning and assisting in Downtown promotional events such as Artwalks, Holiday Hop, Downtown Trick or Treat, 400 Mile Sale, Courthouse Classic Car Show, Birthplace of Bourbon Festival.
This committee works on projects that range from Downtown beautification to the re-writing of City Ordinances. Responsibilities include coordinating and purchasing hanging baskets, flags, planters, benches & bicycle racks, the Bourbon County Horse Walk of Fame, the Downtown Walking Trail and regular Downtown Clean-ups.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE
While working to obtain the coveted Preserve America status in 2011, this committee also assists in gathering yearly reinvestment statistics used for the Kentucky Heritage Council. Downtown wide market analysis survey was conducted in 2010/2011 to gather information pertinent for business recruitment and retention. While offering services such as the Small Business Seminar Series, to recruiting new business, to assisting businesses with their concerns and needs on a personal level, this committee is dedicated to the economic vitality of Downtown Paris.
A three fold approach to a well organized Main Street Program includes governmental support, as well as a healthy public/private partnership. Proper funding is key to a successful program. The goal of this committee is to build and burture these relationships so that each facet of a financially well-rounded program is viable.