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Join other Network communities as they begin their revitalization efforts. 

Network Members

Arab, Attalla, Boaz, Brewton, Camden, Fairhope, Five Points South-Birmingham, Geneva, Guin, Haleyville, Headland, Jacksonville, Lanett, Lineville, Livingston, Luverne, Madison, Ozark, Phenix City, Piedmont, Prattville, Roanoke, Selma, Sylacauga, Thorsby, Tuskegee, York

What is the Network?

The Network is an introductory level for communities who care about their historic downtown or neighborhood commercial district and are interested in learning more about the Main Street Approach®. Communities at this level will receive assistance from Main Street Alabama on organizing a public/private partnership to share their desire for an improved district and begin needed conversations. Interested communities may apply in February or August by completing a brief application form linked below.


NOTE:  Network Communities are not Designated Main Street organizations and are not eligible to use the Main Street brand, Main Street America has trademarked the Main Street brand, and a community MUST be designated by the State Main Street program to use the brand.

What is Required?

  • City/Orgranization will provide a consistent point of contact for communication with Main Street Alabama.

  • City/Orgranization will send a community representative to a minimum of two Main Street Alabama training opportunities annually. Each year, we host two webinars, two face to face full day workshops, and LAB, our annual state conference.

  • City/Orgranization will commit time to learn about the Main Street Approach®.

  • As requested, the City/Organization will submit a brief annual report, outlining activities undertaken and volunteer hours dedicated to those activities.

What are the Benefits? 

  • Notification of all statewide Main Street Alabama webinars, workshops, and conferences. 

  • Main Street Alabama will provide a Network Discount on webinars, workshops, and LAB. 

  • Main Street Alabama will provide an annual onsite presentation to introduce the Main Street Approach® as requested.

  • The City/Organization will have access to Main Street Alabama staff as a resource.

  • If the City/Organization chooses to pursue Designation – Main Street Alabama will answer questions regarding the application.

Apply to be a Network Community 

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