CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC) has been accredited as a 2015 National Main Street Program for meeting the 10 revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.
“Receiving National Main Street Accreditation is a prestigious designation, and the CRC wishes to congratulate the Clearfield community for this achievement and for its continued support of our program,” said Loretta Wagner, CRC Main Street manager.
“The Main Street program plays a strategic role in stimulating economic development and community involvement within Clearfield.”
Established in 1980, the National Trust Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts and is one of the most successful economic development strategies in America.
The National Trust Main Street Center has only recognized 40 Main Street programs across the entire state of Pennsylvania.
“Accredited Main Street programs create vibrant communities by using a comprehensive strategy to preserve their historic character and revitalize their commercial districts, which helps make these great places to work, live, play and visit,” said Patrice Frey, president and chief executive officer of the National Main Street Center.
Since its inception, the CRC has generated more than $484,300 of public and private investment from the Facade Improvement Program, hosted 16 successful events to promote local business and downtown Clearfield and secured grant funding for new trees, streetscape items and banners for downtown.
The CRC has recorded more than 25,000 adult volunteer hours from community members and more than 500 hours from student volunteers. This year the CRC had a Youth Council to keep students engaged in the community.
The CRC has received National Accreditation for five straight years. It has also won a Pennsylvania State Townie Award for the CRC Facade Improvement Grant Program.
Wagner said of the community, “Your partnerships, sponsorships and volunteerism are making it happen. Thank you, Clearfield, for your passion to keep improving our town!”