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Main Street Minute

A Community Presentation will be held next Thursday, June 29, at 5:15 p.m. in the Claiborne Parish Library large Meeting room.

This presentation will feature guest speaker Louisiana Main Street Assistant Director Amanda Lanata. 

Lanata will be presenting the results of the community survey recently submitted by residents of Homer and the surrounding area that will make up a six-month Transformation Strategy focusing on Main Street Homer. This strategy was formed based on a solid analysis and understading of the area’s economic needs and opportunities.

Louisiana Main Street selected Homer as the second community for the Transformation Strategies Pilot Project. Over the next six months, Main Street Homer will receive intensive technical assistance to identify, develop, and implement the Transformation Strategy.

A Transformation Strategy provides a focused and deliberate path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown area, like Main Street Homer. In order for this strategy to come to fruition and be successful Louisiana Main Street required feedback from the community. One of the most important characteristics of a transformation strategy like this one is that it is rooted in community’s vision for the area that Main Street Homer serves.

Main Street Homer will use the strategy to align programming and identify specific goals and measures of success. Louisiana Main Street will facilitate community visioning, market analysis, workshop sessions, and more.

The Community Presentation is part of an ongoing effort to allow community wide participation in guiding the future road map of our downtown district’s economy. Lanata will provide updates on the Transformation Strategies effort and answer questions about the process.