Main Street Awards

Main Street Awards

Recognizing the best and the brightest in preservation-based commercial district revitalization.


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Great American Main Street Award

Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and representatives of government agencies involved in economic development and historic preservation, winners exemplify the power of the Main Street Approach™. LEARN MORE.

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Mary Means Leadership Award

The Mary Means Leadership Award celebrates outstanding leaders and highlights the critical role that leadership plays in shaping the Main Street movement. LEARN MORE.

Great American Main Street Award

This year’s winners are a testament to the power of Main Street revitalization. Thanks to dedicated leadership, broad community support, and commitment to a comprehensive and incremental approach, these three Main Street programs have brought renewed vibrancy to their downtowns. It’s truly inspiring.

- Patrice FreyPresident & CEO, National Main Street Center
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2020 GAMSA Winners


Kendall Whittier Main Street

In just 10 years, Kendall Whittier Main Street has radically changed the perception of their neighborhood and become the center of community life for its residents.

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Boyne City Main Street

Boyne City’s inspiring transformation serves as a model for downtowns looking to appeal to tourists while investing in the quality of life of year-round residents.


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Downtown Tupelo Main Street

Tupelo’s lively downtown with a thriving small business environment is a shining example of the impact of a sustained, incremental approach to community revitalization.

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