Monday, May 21, 2012

Middletown receives Main Street accolades

Just because a municipality receives Main Street accreditation doesn’t mean it always enjoys certification status. The designation must be earned annually.

Main Street Middletown recently received the honors for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street methodology for strengthening the local economy and protecting historic buildings. "Middletown fits the bill", said Burgess John D. Miller, who congratulated Main Street Middletown manager Becky Reich for her work during a recent town meeting. “In addition, Becky has been named a certified tourism ambassador, which also brings some attention to Middletown and allows her to provide services to groups coming to Middletown,” Miller said. “All of these things are good for Middletown as we work to become a day destination.”
 — Ike Wilson The Frederick News Post Monday, May 21, 2012