CRC Earns National Main Street Accreditation
CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street Programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four-Point approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” said Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”
The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet 10 performance standards. These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four-Point Approach to commercial district revitalization. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as developing a mission, fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress, and preserving historic buildings.
CRC Main Street Manager Kellie Truman stated, “The Clearfield Revitalization Corporation is honored to be accredited for our achievements. Within a two year time period, our organization has moved forward in leaps and bounds, and we are using this achievement as a motivator to continue our hard work in Clearfield to make a difference. This accreditation is now a reality for the CRC thanks to the volunteers and financial supporters that have been our backbone since day one. We are thankful to all who have helped and supported the CRC along our journey.”