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Program Basics

Main Street Program Basics by Shay Coburn, hosted by Colorado Municipal League - March 16, 2016
The refreshed Main Street Approach at a glance by Matt Wagner - December 10, 2015
Main Street Basics - Organization Main Street Basics - Promotion
Main Street Basics - Economic Restructuring  
Main Street Basics - Design (part 1)
Main Street Basics - Design (part 2)
Main Street Basics - Design (part 3)


Special Districts by Anna Jones - February 4, 2015
Selecting a 501(c) Tax-Exempt (Non-Profit) Status (part 1) by KC McFerson
Selecting a 501(c) Tax-Exempt (Non-Profit) Status (part 2) by KC McFerson
Communication 101 by Denise Stepto - March 3, 2016 
DOLA Resources - March 8, 2018
Volunteer Engagement Toolkit by Traci Lato-Smith - July 9, 2018


Welcome to the Pickaxe Toolkit by Matt Ashby, Ayres Associates - June 5, 2019
Golden Nuggets from the Pickaxe Project by Matt Ashby, Ayres Associates- June 28, 2018
Marketing Your Main Street by Tripp Muldrow 
Arnett Muldrow & Associates - July 22, 2014
Exceptional Customer Experience by Pamela Herrmann - September 22, 2015

Economic Vitality

Redeveloping Brownfields, Community Builders - Aug. 26, 2020
Marketing 3-4-5: Quick Course by Brian Ostrovsky, Locable - April 22, 2020
Growing Your Outdoor Recreation Economy - March 25, 2020
Main Street Market Opportunity Reference Guide by Gabe Preston, RPI Consulting- January 22, 2020
Upstairs Downtown by Dan Carmody and Mike Jackson - July 31, 2019
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Programs by Kelly Manning 
OEDIT - December 11, 2014
Construction Mitigation by Shannon Hein, City of Fort Collins - February 26, 2020



A Historic Partnership: CLGs and Main Streets - January 27, 2021
Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) - Scott Segerstrom, CYCA, July 29, 2020 (Presentation - PDF)
Colorado Main Street Architectural Services - Larry Lucas, Main Street Architect, May 13, 2020
New Synergy in Historic Preservation & Sustainability, January 22, 2019
Toward a More Walkable Colorado by Jeff Speck, Speck & Associates - March 26, 2014
Tax Credits by Joe Saldibar, Architectural Services Manager with History Colorado - May 12, 2015
QBS Webinar
Colorado Downtown Streets - A Tool of Communities, Planners  and  Engineers
Appropriate Infill for Historic Main Street Districts
Main Street Managers Only

Quarterly Reporting

Quarterly Report Form - Narrative (Word)
Quarterly Report Form - Statistics
Best Practices at a Glance
Quarterly Reporting Best Practices
Quarterly Tracking Worksheet Statistics

Other Manager Tools

Mini-Grant Application
Work Plan Template
Architectural Assistance Request
Important Dates for Main Street Communities
Online Resources for Main Street Communities

Additional Resources

Economic Stabilization, Recovery, and Organizational Response by Brad Segal, PUMA - April 15, 2020
The Synergy of Sustainability and Preservation
Anatomy of a Main Street Building
Understanding Certified Local Governments in Colorado
Volunteer Engagement Training Working with Volunteers
2018Year in Review
Take 5: Main Street Development: Learn a four-point approach to Main Street revitalization and about the Colorado Main Street program
Upstairs Downtown Part 1: The Housing Opportunity
Upstairs Downtown Part 2: Making Housing Happen​
Preservation and Energy Funding Resources


Program Contacts

Gayle Langley, Program Coordinator

Larry Lucas, Main Street Architect

Traci Stoffel, Main Street Specialist

Colorado Main Street Advisory Board

Lenore Bates
Colorado Byways Program Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation

Dr. Chris Bowles
Director of Preservation Incentives Programs/Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, History Colorado

DiAnn Butler
Economic Development Director, Grand County and Board Member, Downtown Colorado Inc.

Jennifer Orrigo Charles
Executive Director, Colorado Preservation Inc.

Christy Costello
Creative District Program Manager,Colorado Creative Industries, A Division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Morgan Cullen
Legislative &, Policy Advocate,Colorado Municipal League

Stephanie Kobald
Executive Director, Meeker Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Kovarik
University of Colorado Denver, University Technical Assistance Program

Alan Matlosz
Managing Director, Public Finance, Stifel

Laia Mitchell
Program Officer, Community Development,Gates Family Foundation