For the heart of our community to thrive, it takes a team of dedicated local and state partners. Monett Main Street would like to thank the following groups for their tireless efforts to support our mission and vision.
The city is a valuable partner in our revitalization efforts, from annual events to beautification efforts to developing and reinforcing zoning controls and infrastructure. The city has been working towards building a community of Pride & Progress since 1855, creating a progressive community to live, play and do business.
The Chamber is a business network of local businesses and individuals, whose goal is to build a stronger community together. Chamber Executive Director Jeff Meredith serves as the president of Monett Main Street, working closely with the board and the City on business promotions in the Main Street area and offering leadership development for local businesses.
In 2013 the board organized the Monett Community Development Corporation, a local community development organization focused on investing in downtown Monett. The MCDC provides gap financing for new and expanding businesses and assists in the redevelopment of Monettâ€™s more established commercial and business districts.
The Asociacion is a service organization with a mission of bringing cultures together and helping to build a better future for youth in the community. The organization holds downtown events such as Hispanic Heritage Month festivities, and also helps to beautify and maintain the Main Street area through volunteer cleanup of vacant storefronts.
The Monett Historical Society was founded in 2007 to preserve Monettâ€™s rich history, promote historical preservation in the district, and maintain the Monett Historical Museum located at 705 E. Broadway.
The DREAM Initiative is a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Development Finance Board and Missouri Housing Development Commission to provide communities across the state with access to technical and financial assistance for downtown revitalization. Since 2006 the DREAM Initiative has provided nearly 40 communities across the state of Missouri with the support and resources needed to further existing downtown revitalization plans.
Monett Main Street is proud to be an affiliate community in the Main Street program and member of Missouri Main Street Connection. The organization helps communities throughout the state revitalize their economy, appearance, and image of their commercial business districts within the context of historic preservation and employs the Main Street Four-Point ApproachÂ® to Revitalization, as developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Program.