Main Street: Greeneville recently held their annual meeting “It Takes a Village – Vision, Vitality & Vino” at Nickle Ridge Winery, a new business on W Depot Street in downtown. A perfect setting of a business that sits square dab in the middle of major street construction whose owners Ken and Carla Nickle had the vision to see past all that was about to go on around them so they could help to bring vitality to a downtown community they wanted to see prosper by opening their winery and introducing people to their special vino selections.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Mark Stevans, Main Street President welcomed the group of supporting partners, volunteers and guests. The business session of the evening voted on and approved unanimously by the supporting partners included a by-laws revision and election of the 2022.23 Board of Directors and slate of officers. The officers are Mark Stevans, President; Christina Potts, President Elect; Anne Laposky, Secretary; Kendra Hopson, Treasurer and Jann Mirkov Executive Director who will serve with Michael Bartley, Mickey Ellis, Billy Endean, Rhonda Humbert, Patrick James, Paige Mengel, Kevin Morrison, Mike Noel, Cathy Osborne, Jaime Parman-Ryans, Jeff Taylor, Christina Ward and Sarah Webster. Jann Mirkov, Executive Director thanked out going board members Michael Reneau and Barb Sell for their service to the organization.
In recapping 2021, Jann Mirkov, shared that the third round of TnECD façade grants awarded to Main Street brings the total to $350,000 within a six year period with over 1.2 million dollars reinvested in those same projects. The third round has five projects underway. Mirkov reported the program continues to meet both national and state accreditation standards. In reporting the 2021 reinvestment impact figures of the local organization she shared how it stacked up to the national totals. Locally within the 18 blocks of the MS District 5.7 million dollars was reinvested; a net gain of six new businesses; forty-eight building rehab projects were done and 9,111 volunteer hours were contributed to help create a vibrant downtown that is sustainable while celebrating local heritage the present and the future.
Stevans thanked everyone for their support of the volunteer based organization. He encouraged and welcomed all to be involved in any number of ways to help promote the business of the organization. He recognized Christina Potts for her work on the newly designed website and encouraged people to go to the site as a way to stay in touch with upcoming projects and events.
About Main Street
Main Street: Greeneville is a non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation having been formed in 1983 as the first of Tennessee’s five original Main Street communities. It is a program of the National Main Street Center. The Main Street Four-Point Approach supports sustainable community driven revitalization efforts through Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion. The Main Street District is an eighteen block area in historic downtown Greeneville that includes both commercial and residential properties. To learn more visit www.mainstreetgreeneville.org