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Stakeholders: Help HDK attain national accreditation!

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Let's grow from affiliate to accredited!

Historic Downtown Kendallville is currently an accredited Indiana Main Street organization and Main Street America Affiliate, but we have an opportunity to become Main Street America Accredited in 2023! Nationally accredited Main Streets have front-row access to additional grants and other funding, as well as workshops and general support that other Main Streets do not. There are just 14 nationally accredited Main Streets in the state of Indiana. Together, we can make Historic Downtown Kendallville (HDK) the fifteenth! On Friday, February 3, 2023, Main Street America staff will visit Kendallville to review and assess HDK's progress towards meeting the criteria to achieve national accreditation. They want to hear from you - the community and stakeholders - on a variety of topics.

The agenda for the February 3rd meeting is shared below, as well as recommendations to help you determine which sessions you should attend. As you can see, HDK staff will not be in attendance at a majority of the sessions. This is to encourage you and other stakeholders to speak freely of your thoughts and observations of HDK.

10:00 am – 10:50: Broad-based community commitment to revitalization Attendance: City, Chamber, Tourism, Economic Development, College, Arts organization, other community non-profits, business, and property owners (No HDK staff present)

11:00 am – 11:50: Preservation-Based Economic Development Attendance: Board, City, Property owners (No HDK staff present)

1:00 pm – 1:50 Standard III: Diversified Funding and Sustainable Program Operations Attendance: Executive Board only (No HDK staff present)

2:00 pm – 2:50 Inclusive Leadership and Organizational Capacity Attendance: Board and Committee members (No HDK staff present)

3:00 pm – 3:50 Strategy-Driven Programming & Standard VI: Demonstrated Impact and Results Attendance: Board and Main Street Staff.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience by email to or phone to (260) 318-0883 to let us know when to expect your participation. We hope you can attend and help drive continuous improvement towards excellence!


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