Work on Gardnerville Station was put on hold last week after bids for work on the storm drainage infrastructure came in at twice estimates.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
Nevada’s Main Street Program will be visiting its birthplace when it hosts strategic planning workshop on Wednesday and Thursday to kick off sessions with stakeholders across the Silver State.
Gardnerville is home to the first Main Street Program in Nevada. It predated the establishment of the state program.
“Strategic planning is vital to help focus the efforts of our Main Street organizations on the projects and programs that will be most impactful in their communities,” said Economic and Community Development Director Shari Davis. “I am incredibly thankful to EDA, UCED, and our Nevada communities for understanding the importance and participating in the process. Once the strategic plans are complete, the Nevada Main Street Community Grant Program 2024 cycle and application will open, utilizing funding approved by the Governor and Legislature during the last session, assisting the Nevada Main Street organizations in achieving their identified goals.”
GOED has partnered with the University Center for Economic Development, part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, to develop individual Main Street strategic plans and a new statewide Nevada plan.
The tour includes stops at Winnemucca, Ely, Mesquite and Tonopah through the middle of November. There are currently 21 communities in the program.
Nevada Main Street is a program housed under the Rural Economic and Community Development Division of Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
“It is a holistic approach to downtown revitalization that includes historic preservation, community development, beautification, and economic vitality,” officials said. “It supports business creation and retention to build and sustain healthy and economically vibrant communities, with a primary focus on improving quality of life for residents. The program offers community-based initiatives with a practical, adaptable framework, providing tools for strategic growth while keeping a community’s unique identity.”
Visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023NVMS to provide input to the Main Street Program statewide strategic plan.