Main Street Committees
Main Street Calumet's Committees meet on a monthly basis to address issues related to their annual work plans, which are created to guide activities and provide a yardstick for measuring the success of each Committee, and consequently the organization as a whole. The Board of Directors is responsible for approving a budget for each work plan. Main Street Calumet’s success is based on a comprehensive strategy of work in four areas:
Organization – This Committee is charged with building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process. They work to market Main Street and its goals to the community and recruit new volunteers and members.
Promotions – Marketing is the main role of this Committee – marketing downtown’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens, and visitors. This group also works to market the downtown as a fun and exciting place to visit and shop through annual events and retail promotions.
Design – This group works toward enhancing the physical appearance of downtown by capitalizing on its assets and heritage. Rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging sensitive new construction, developing design management systems, and long term planning all fall within the purview of the Design Committee.
Revitalization – This Committee works toward strengthening downtown’s economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities for development. The group looks at ways to improve the retail mix, build a stronger tax base, and create a stable role for the downtown as a major component of the community’s economic health.