The Howell Main Street Difference
The Howell Main Street Downtown Development Authority is a Nationally-Accredited Main Street Program. Main Street is a downtown revitalization program developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and coordinated through the Michigan Main Street Center. Main Street is a community-driven, comprehensive strategy encouraging economic development through historic preservation, utilizing the Four-Point Approach, including Design, Economic Revitalization/Development, Organization/Outreach, and Promotions Committees.
Howell Main Street relies on numerous volunteers to serve on committees and volunteer for events and other tasks. We are currently seeking committed volunteers to serve on the following committees:
The Outreach Committee involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable downtown including cultivating partnerships, achieving fundraising goals, increasing community involvement, and recruitment and retention of our most valuable resource—volunteers!
MEETINGS: The Outreach Committee meets the second Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Howell Main Street/DDA Office, 118 W. Clinton St. These meetings are open to the public.
The Design Committee helps enhance the downtown's physical environment by capitalizing on its best assets, like historic buildings, and creating an inviting atmosphere through attractive window displays, seasonal décor, parking areas, building improvements, streetscapes, and landscaping. The Committee also focuses on instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction and signage, and participation in long-term planning.
MEETINGS: The Design Committee meets the second Wednesday of the month from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at 2FOG’s Pub (118A W. Grand River Ave.) These meetings are open to the public.
PROMOTIONS & Business Development
The Promotions & Business Development Committee markets downtown Howell’s unique characteristics to residents, visitors, investors, business owners, and other stakeholders. This Committee develops a positive promotional strategy through advertising, retail activities, special events, and marketing campaigns to encourage commercial activity and investment in the area. New and existing businesses are assisted by the committee’s focus on incentives and other economic and financial tools to catalyze property development, and to create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators driving the local economy.
MEETINGS: The Promotions & Business Development Committee meets the third Thursday of the month at 9:15 a.m. at Frontal Lobe Coworking, 110 E. Grand River Ave., Lower Level.
PROJECT SPECIFIC COMMITTEES:
These project planning teams meet throughout the year to bring these important events to life! The dates and times for the planning team meetings vary, so contact Outreach Coordinator, Kate Litwin (email@example.com) for more information.
Rock the Block
Howell Art Project
Food Truck Events
If you are interested in volunteering on one of these committees, please join us as a guest anytime! All meetings are open to the public. To officially sign up, please visit: downtownhowell.org/volunteer/
If you are interested in finding out more, please call the Howell Main Street DDA Office at (517) 540-6717 or email Outreach Coordinator, Kate Litwin, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you just want to support our organization, subscribe below to be added to our mailing list!