Hammond is a standout during National Main Street Conference
Main Street America holds its National Main Street Now conference annually. The Main Street Now Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, providing attendees with an opportunity to convene and learn about the innovative methods and practices that make the Main Street Approach® one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.
Attendance to this conference is made mandatory by the State of Louisiana Main Street program. By attending conferences like these, Hammond is made eligible for grants and funding from the state.
The 2022 conference was held May 16-18 in Richmond, Va and Hammond was a standout! We had to opportunity to bring our staff, the Mayor and several community leaders to the conference to accept an award on behalf of Hammond and take classes throughout the conference.
Great American Main Street Award
Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, Hammond Downtown Development District is being recognized for their significant historic preservation efforts, vibrant small business environment, and dedication to inclusive, people-centered placemaking.
Director Earns Main Street Credentials
Education all around.
Being named a GAMSA winner allowed us to give a presentation to conference attendees all about Downtown Hammond! We shared our history, our past projects, current projects and our future plans.
We also had the opportunity to educate ourselves by attending classes like: Social Media for Economic Development, Creating an Infill and Redevelopment Plan, Stories are the Heart & Soul of our Towns, Investing in Civic Infrastructure and many more!
Louisiana Main Street
This conference gives Louisiana Main Street communities an opportunity to learn from one another. We are a PROUD Louisiana Main Street community!
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