A few McMinnville Natives got together and wanted to be the change and help revitalize downtown McMinnville. That was the start, the dream to create a better downtown that people would come too.
Main Street McMinnville started in 1999. Now over 23 years later, we have a beautiful revitalized downtown, that is bringing more people to McMinnville everyday. We hope to continue that growth through expanding our revitalization efforts of our downtown.
We are a national accredited Main Street America Community. Main Street America is also a special mark of distinction. It is a seal, recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns.
Our organization advocates for successful small businesses, the protection of our community's built heritage, and vibrant public spaces in the heart of our city. We want to organize community events to draw people downtown and plug people into our historic downtown and community.
The Tennessee Main Street (TMS) Program serves as a statewide resource for communities seeking to revitalize and manage their traditional downtowns. In 2003, the Tennessee legislature approved a resolution to re-establish the Tennessee Main Street Program in order to assist these communities with their economic revitalization and development efforts. Although TMS serves as a general information source in this capacity, hands-on technical services (including training and research) are typically delivered to local programs that have achieved designation through a structured application process and maintain designation annually by meeting program requirements and submitting an annual report. TMS designated communities have developed an organization specifically focused on downtown revitalization and are effectively applying the National Main Street Center’s comprehensive Four-Point Approach.
TMS is administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Community and Rural Development Division. It follows the proven downtown revitalization model developed by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Board Members Lifetime Board Members Ex Offico
Alma Shoemaker Jeff Golden Melissa Mullins
Jimmy Haley Rachel Killibrew Joe Harvey
Jeff Murphy Cliff Davidson David Baird
Meredith Woodlee Amy Jo Stanford Terry Bell