Main Street Believers 

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. 


Our mission is to establish a partnership between the public and private sectors dedicated to the continued revitalization of downtown McMinnville, with emphasis on community livability, economic restructuring, and historic preservation.


Our vision of historic downtown McMinnville is to create a safe, culturally rich and architecturally preserved downtown which is vibrant and eye-appealing, family and community-oriented, and commercially viable.

Our Partners 

Main Street America

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.

Tennessee Main Street Program

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.

More information about Tennessee Main Street Program

Our Board 


Joe O Neal              Owner of Collins River BBQ & Cafe

Vice President

Chad Graves           Graves Family Pharmacy


Raven Young           Main Street Center


Darin Payne             Benchmark Physical Therapy

Board Members                   Lifetime Board Members                Ex Offico 

Alma Shoemaker                   Jeff Golden                                       Melissa Mullins

Jimmy Haley                          Rachel Killibrew                                Joe Harvey

Jeff Murphy                            Cliff Davidson                                   Sean Garrett

Meredith Woodlee                  Amy Jo Stanford                               Terry Bell 

Hunter MacDonald

Kelley Synder  

Adam Hollandsworth

Kara Youngblood

Melody Crim

Executive Director         Jennifer Flatt Meredith