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RANGELY I Colorado Main Street has announced that Rangely has joined the Colorado Main Street network as an affiliate.
The program, which follows the National Main Street Center’s approach to downtown revitalization, is a tried and true management strategy helping activate volunteers in breathing life into main streets across America.
“Colorado Main Street is excited to have Rangely as part of the Main Street network,” states Shay Coburn, Main Street Coordinator for Colorado Main Street.
Becoming an affiliate is one of the first steps to learn more about the program to determine if the community would like to apply to become a Candidate Main Street community. Acceptance as a Candidate Main Street community signifies the communities’ commitment to downtown revitalization and historic preservation. The program advocates community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business districts based on their traditional assets of unique architecture, personal service and local ownership. There are currently 18 Colorado Main Street communities in the Candidate, Designated and Graduate tiers.
According to Lisa Piering, board president, “The Rangely Area Chamber, in conjunction with the Rangely Development Corporation (RDC) and Rangely Development Agency (RDA), is excited for opportunities that will be available to local businesses and the community of Rangely by being an Affiliate of the Colorado Main Street Program.”
The Colorado Main Street Program is within the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Additional information can be found online at www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/main-street-story.