The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs this week announced two new communities in the Indiana Main Street Program. Roann Community Heritage Inc. and Main Street Centerville Inc. are the latest to join the organization, which encourages economic development and improvement to downtown areas.
The mission of Roann’s effort is to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of the Wabash County community’s downtown.
“We are so excited to be a part of Indiana Main Street! We look forward to working with members of the community to improve Roann and make it a destination people are drawn to,” said Jo Ellen Nelson, Co-President of Roann’s Community Heritage, Inc.
Centerville’s plan is to improve economic development, redevelopment and beautification in the town of just over 2,500. Organizers also hope to educate about the history and architecture of their downtown.
“The designation really validates that Main Street Centerville has established a strong organization, and helps us form partnerships across the community for greater impact,” said Melissa Vance, President/CEO of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce.
The two new members give the Indiana Main Street Program 135 member organizations.