Our congratulations go to the whole Old Town Lansing community (and the Old Town Commercial Association in particular) for reaching the semifinalist stage of the 2011 Great American Main Street Awards! From the 10 semifinalists, 5 winners will be chosen.
GAMSA logoAs their website notes:
Each year, the National Trust Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive commercial district revitalization. These award-winning communities have demonstrated proven success in using the Main Street Four Point Approach® to create economic vitality, a unique sense of place, and a strong commitment to the community by all stakeholders. [...]
The 2011 Great American Main Street Awards® (GAMSA) semifinalists have been selected from a nationwide pool of applicants and now move to the final round for consideration. The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present this year’s five winners at the Main Street Awards Ceremony during the National Main Streets Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on May 23, 2011.
We're proud to be a part of the Old Town community and Old Town's turnaround—and glad to see this recognition for the community's collective success.