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Easton Main Street Initiative Receives Top Award

From left, Larry Newman; Board Chair, Pennsylvania Downtown Center; Kim Kmetz, Easton Main Street Manager; Amy Boccadoro, Assistant Easton Main Street Manager

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) has named its best performing Main Street Programs of 2015. This award recognizes those programs that have demonstrated an “across the board” capacity to generate new jobs, new businesses, public and private investment and volunteer hours. The top performing programs across the Commonwealth for 2015 are: 1st - Easton Main Street Initiative, 2nd - Greensburg Community Development Corp., 3rd - Latrobe Community Revitalization Initiative, 4th - Ardmore Initiative, and 5th - Ebensburg Borough.

The determining criteria measures program activity as reported annually by local Main Street Managers. Community revitalization organizations are then ranked from top to bottom, with the top performing program in each of the sixteen evaluated categories receiving a score of 1. This year there were 49 community organizations eligible to be evaluated. The rankings across all of the categories are then tabulated and the organization with the lowest total number is the top performing program.

For more information about the accredited communities or the Main Street Program, contact Maria Wherley at 717-233-4675 ext. 116.

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