Hawkinsville part of National Main Street program

Hawkinsville Better Hometown has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center.

To gain the accreditation, communities must show they are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts that include such standards as developing a mission, fostering public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving historic buildings.

The Hawkinsville program was evaluated by the Georgia Office of Downtown Development, which coordinates Main Street and Better Hometown programs in Georgia.