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Become a Member

Passionate about our community? If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact Jeff Meredith or Dennis Pyle. Or, learn more about our team and our projects.

Jeff Meredith

Monett Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

President, Monett Main Street

200 E. Broadway

Phone: (417) 235-7919

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Dennis Pyle

City Administrator

Secretary and Treasurer, Monett Main Street

217 Fifth Street

Phone: (417) 235-3355

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Volunteer

Monett Main Street has a variety of volunteer opportunities available across various fields, with both short- and long-term time commitments. We are always looking for people that are passionate about the community and downtown Monett.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved – even if you only have a few hours – please contact Jeff Meredith or Dennis Pyle to learn more about upcoming festivals and areas of need.

Jeff Meredith

Monett Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

President, Monett Main Street

200 E. Broadway

Phone: (417) 235-7919

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dennis Pyle

City Administrator

Secretary and Treasurer, Monett Main Street

217 Fifth Street

Phone: (417) 235-3355

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Main Street Accreditation

Main Streets have long served as the traditional center of a community, offering social, cultural and economic activities for residents and visitors alike. However, as communities grow and commerce changes, these activities have often evolved outside of the downtown area. It is important to preserve these areas, often rich with culture and history, since they are often where communities come together and learn about their past.

In 1980 the National Trust for Historic Preservationestablished a downtown revitalization program to provide a nationwide network of communities with a common goal, as well as share their proven Main Street Four-Point Approach® to revitalization. This approach provides a framework for communities to improve their neighborhoods and enhance the economic base and heart of the area. To learn more about this approach, please see the right-hand column.

Monett is a proud affiliate community member of the Missouri Main Street Connection, the state umbrella organization for the national Main Street program. Through this relationship, our volunteer leadership has received various training opportunities through workshops and conferences, as well as access to an array of revitalization resource materials to help revitalize and strengthen our downtown area.

Our DREAM Community

Since 2006 the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative has provided nearly 40 select communities across the state with access to the technical and financial assistance they need to accomplish their downtown revitalization plans. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Development Finance Board and the Missouri Housing Development Commission, DREAM provides each community with the tailored planning and communications assistance that they need to reach their mission and vision.

Monett was designated a DREAM community in November 2010. PGAV, an urban planning, architecture and destination consulting firm, has implemented the Initiative, together with state agencies, Monett City staff, public officials, chamber representatives and Monett Main Street to re-establish a sense of place and cultural heritage in what was once the heart of the Monett.

To date, Monett residents, business owners and visitors have participated in a Web survey and focus groups to examine current views of downtown, as well as priority projects and revitalization efforts. An organization structure review, map reference handbook, financial assistance review, façade renderings and wayfinding reports have been completed. In the coming months, building design guidelines, residential demand analysis, retail market analysis, streetscape revitalization plan, and a strategic plan will be developed. Through the DREAM Initiative, many of our goals have become a reality. For a list of our successes, click here

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