Downtown Associate Community Meeting
October 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
This is our first Downtown Associate Community with the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center. This meeting is open to the public.
I. 8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast/Networking
II. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Public Presentation about the Program
III. 9:30-9:40 a.m. Break
IV. 9:40-11:15 a.m. Facilitation
o Recognizing Community Asset Mapping Exercise with Core Working Group of Public and/or Public/Private Representatives
o Identifying Stakeholders
o Identifying Existing Partners
V. 11:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Review of Existing Materials with Downtown Associate Community Program Coordinator
– 2 Electronic copies for MS team (on thumbdrive);
– 1 hard copy and 1 electronic copy for local community.
o Proposed Schedule (Quarterly Visits)
o All Existing Planning Documents
All Codes and Ordinances related to Downtown
National Register or Study List documentation
Maps of downtown district, National Register or local historic district, Municipal Service District, Downtown Overlay district, etc.
o All Organizational Documents (As appropriate)
Articles of Incorporation
Bylaws or Rules of Procedure
Federal Employer Identification Number
Tax Exemption Status Documentation
NC Business Registration Application
Annual Insurance Agreements
NC Unemployment Tax Number and Employer’s Quarterly Tax & Wage Report
NC Charitable Solicitation License
Nonprofit Tax Returns (990’s)
VI. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
VII. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Instruction on Next Steps with Downtown Associate Community Program Coordinator
o Pulling together materials from Section above as needed
o Using the Main Street Listserv
o Setting up the Downtown Office
o Joining the National Main Street Center
o Developing a Building & Business Inventory
Goods & Services
Special Notable current or historical information about the business
Number of Employees
Downtown Amenities Database (Trees, hanging baskets, banners, etc)
o Developing a Contact Database for all property and business owners
o Developing a Stakeholder Contact Database/ Partners Contact Database
o Soliciting, obtaining and maintaining a resource database of historic photographs of downtown.
o Tracking the Economic Impact of Your Work in Downtown
o Tracking Volunteer Hours
o Developing a Calendar of existing downtown activities by month and by coordinating agency.
VIII. 3:00 p.m. NC Main Street Center staff leaves community and will return in 7-8 weeks.