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. In 2020, she transitioned into the role of Marketing and Communications Manager. In February 2022, she was promoted to Assistant State Coordinator.
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. In 2020, she earned her Main Street America Revitalization Professional certification from the National Main Street Center.
She is a 1993 graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism.
Affiliations / Honors:
- Certified as a Main Street America Revitalization Professional, 2020
- Athens Arts League, Founding Member, Board of Directors
- Limestone County Parks and Recreation Board, Secretary
- Selected as a “Mover and Shaker in Limestone County” by Business Alabama, August 2015
- Recipient of 2014 Main Street Alabama Leadership Award
- Athena League Associate Member