Trisha Black joined the Main Street Alabama staff as the Field Services Specialist in February 2016 after working as a local Main Street Director for over seven years in Athens, AL.
During Black’s tenure, Spirit of Athens became a state designated and nationally accredited Main Street program. Along with dedicated volunteers, Black was the driving force behind several projects emulated both state-wide and nationally including the Athens Saturday Market, a state certified farmers market, the Athens Grease Festival, an annual community event and fundraiser, and High Cotton Arts, an incubator that provides working spaces for 8 artists.
Black received the 2014 Main Street Alabama Leadership Award, recognizing her for frequently sharing her knowledge of the Four Point Approach with both communities interested in downtown revitalization and other Main Street programs. In 2015, Trisha shared her Organization Point expertise in Fort Payne as a part of the Main Street Alabama Resource Team.
She is a 1993 graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism.