GROVE CITY, PA. – July 10, 2012- On June 5, 2012 the Pennsylvania Downtown Center awarded Olde Town Grove City with a renewal of their National Main Street accreditation. The award was presented to Olde Town Manager, Julia Anderson at the annual Regional Manager’s Meeting in Bedford, Pennsylvania. “We are delighted to receive this award,” Anderson said, “acquiring accreditation is a great honor and we are inspired to continue to meet the standards for national accreditation in 2013.”
The National Trust Main Street Center and their partner the Pennsylvania Downtown Center evaluate community Main Streets on 10 Standards of Performance. Standards include, having broad community support, a developed mission and vision statement, a comprehensive Main Street work plan, possessing an historic preservation ethic, an active board of directors and committees, an adequate operating budget, paid professional full-time program manager, conducting ongoing training for staff and volunteers, reporting key statistics, and being a current member of The National Trust Main Street Network. In order to maintain accreditation Olde Town Grove City must undergo a yearly assessment implemented by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.
In the coming years, Olde Town Grove City continues to strive for excellence among Pennsylvania’s Main Street programs. It endeavors to foster a flourishing downtown that benefits businesses and consumers, and builds the Grove City community through programs and events.
By: Julia Anderson