Organization establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in the commercial district. The most effective Main Street programs get everyone working toward the same goal. With this level of collaboration, your Main Street program can provide effective, ongoing management and advocacy for your downtown or neighborhood business district. Through volunteer recruitment and collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, your program can incorporate a wide range of perspectives into its efforts. A governing board of directors and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of volunteer-driven revitalization programs. Volunteers are coordinated and supported by a paid program director. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

Purpose: The Board chair may also choose to convene the Executive Committee for planning purposes or in-depth discussion on a specific topic. This committee oversees policies and procedures of the organization and focuses on financial policies

Primary Responsibilities:

• Develop the Board including strong Board practices, procedures and culture

  • Advise the Board Chair and Executive Director

• Initiate the board's involvement in establishing a strategic framework or direction.

• Lead the board's efforts in developing the strategic plan.

• Serve as an ambassador for the organization, adhere to its principles and promote a positive image.

  • Oversee board policies and procedures
  • Recruit, educate, and reward volunteers