Welcome to Russell Main Street
Main Street is the economic engine, the big stage, the core of the community. Our Main Streets tell us who we are and who we were, and how the past has shaped us. Our Main Streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.
So what is Main Street? The phrase has been used to describe everything from our nostalgic past to our current economic woes, but when we talk about Main Street®, we are thinking of real places doing real work to revitalize their economies and preserve their character. Specifically, Main Street® is three things: a proven strategy for revitalization, a powerful network of linked communities, and a local, state and national support program that leads the field.
Over the past 30 years, the Main Street movement has transformed the way communities think about the revitalization and management of their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Cities and towns across the nation have come to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.
Russell Main Street Hosts Early Bird Membership Event!
The time has come to renew your Russell Main Street membership. This year we changed our yearly membership to run June 1st through May 31st. We have redefined our membership benefits and levels and we think you will be very pleased with the value of becoming a Russell Main Street Member. We are kicking off our membership drive with an Early Bird Membership Event April 30 and May 2 at the Deines Cultural Center 5-6:30 pm. Enjoy one or both of these free come and go events and commit your Russell Main Street membership for 2013-2014 and receive 10% off your membership dues. Information about the new benefits and membership levels will be available at the event along with membership registration information. You only have to commit to your RMSI 2013-2014 membership during one of these evenings to receive your 10% off. Come enjoy refreshments on us and sign up for your RMSI membership early to receive savings!
Russell, Kansas Main Street History
The Russell Main Street District has been a designated Main Street Program since 1991. The Main Street program uses a common-sense approach to tackle the complex issues of revitalization, capitalizing on downtown's history, and identifying the resources of the community itself. Main Street is a self-help program. Staff provides technical assistance, but the responsibility and credit for success rests with the community leaders who offer time, expertise, and enthusiasm to revitalizing downtown.