NMS Recognized with National and State Accredidation

Noblesville Main Street has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®.

“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the National Main Street Center’s 10 Standards of Performance,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “As the National Main Street Center celebrates its 35th Anniversary, it is also important to celebrate the achievements of the local Main Street programs across the country, some of whom have been around since the beginning. These local programs work hard every day to make their communities great places to work, live, play and visit while still preserving their historic character.”

Noblesville Main Street - State and National Main Street AccredidationThe organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Noblesville Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

“Our group has worked together as a very focused team over the course of the last year to increase our exposure on a national and state level,” said Chris Owens, executive director of Noblesville Main Street. “The recognition is warranted for all who assist in the programming we provide and those who support the community building efforts we help organize in our wonderful downtown setting.”

The Indiana Main Street Program was created in 1985 by the State Legislature to be the Coordinating Program to the National Main Street Center. The Indiana Main Street Program has nearly 120 communities who participate in the Program. Indiana Main Street recommends local programs to be considered for National Accreditation based on criteria set forth by the National Main Street Center. Communities are evaluated on a yearly basis and based on reporting and performance indicators throughout the calendar year are recommended for Accreditation. Noblesville Main Street has a strengthened effort, great focus and a great Director, Board of Directors, and Committee members who have worked hard to bring new energy to the Program.

"We congratulate Noblesville Main Street on this great distinction. Less than 20 of our Indiana Programs reach this distinction at the National level. We are very proud to have Noblesville Main Street as part of the Indiana Main Street Program and recognize the staff, board members, and volunteers for all of their hard work throughout the year to reach this very high distinction," said Indiana Main Street Program Manager, Shae Kmicikewycz.

Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,000 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 35 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $61.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 528,557 net new jobs and 120,510 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 251,838 buildings, leveraging an average of $26.52 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.