On August 30, 2007, the Mississippi Main Street Association will designate Water Valley, as its 52nd official Main Street program in a formal ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. at the Casey Jones Railroad Museum in Water Valley. Water Valley enters the Main Street “Small Towns Program.”
Speakers at the designation program will include Mayor Bill Norris; Lee McMinn, Water Valley Main Street board president; Jessie Gurner; Water Valley Main Street manager; Joy Foy, Director of Regional Services and Asset Development at the Mississippi Development Authority; and Bob Wilson, MMSA director.
Wilson said, “We are so thrilled to welcome Water Valley to the MMSA family and to work with them to revitalize their town using the Main Street model.”
Immediately following the ceremony, committee training will begin in the Community Room of the Mechanics Bank.
The Mississippi Main Street program is an economic development program based in historic preservation focused on developing Mississippi’s downtowns through a four-point approach: organization, promotions, design and economic restructuring. The Mississippi Main Street Association leads the nation in program success, and it is a designated partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Mississippi Development Authority.