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Main Street Greenville Receives National Accreditation

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Caption: (From left to right) Joyce Barrett with Heritage Ohio meets with Amber Garrett (Executive Director for Main Street Greenville), Mayor Mike Bowers (City of Greenville), Chad Henry (Planning & Zoning Director, City of Greenville), and Diane Delaplane (Darke County Commissioner).

Columbus OH – Heritage Ohio is proud to announce the 2014 certification of Greenville as a National Main Street Community.

“It takes great effort to achieve National Accreditation and it shows the progress Main Street Greenville is making with the businesses downtown and the community as a whole, making downtown Greenville a truly desirable destination,” said Dave Ernst, Board President for Main Street Greenville.

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street Organization, Heritage Ohio’s mission is to foster economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism. Since 1998, Heritage Ohio has contracted with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as Ohio’s state coordinating agency for the Main Street Program™.

Greenville became a member of the Main Street program in 2003, and since continues to revitalize the historic downtown district. Main Street Greenville is being recognized as proficient in the ten criteria set by the National Main Street Center.

Heritage Ohio Executive Director, Joyce Barrett, conducted the review, noting that, “Greenville continues to attract new businesses, looking for improved historic spaces. If the real estate market can keep pace there are many creative new businesses and living spaces in Greenville’s future.”

According to those involved in the organization, this designation is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the Main Street Greenville Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.

“The City of Greenville has preserved a historic district that many communities strive to achieve. Our vibrant downtown is the heart of our city. Celebrating its history and planning for its future is important to the success of our entire community,” said Mayor Mike Bowers. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Main Street Greenville and their efforts.”

Main Street Greenville, a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville through stimulating and supporting revitalization, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website,, or follow them on Facebook. You can contact them or 937-548-4998.

Heritage Ohio helps people to: save the places that matter, build community, and live better. Learn more at

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