Main Street association gets new president

TUPELO – Beautification in downtown Tupelo will be a high priority in 2010, according to the new president of Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
Amy Nash on Tuesday succeeded Camille Sloan, who had served as president for two years.
At a meeting of the marketing and economic development group, Nash identified her items of high importance for the organization for the year.
Her main focus, she said, will be proactively recruiting existing and new businesses to downtown Tupelo.
She also said she will support the current businesses and challenged the other board members to “live by” DTMSA’s adopted 3/50 campaign, where residents pick three local businesses and spend $50 with them each month.
Another top priority, she said, will be continuing to “improve the beautification of Main Street.”
Last year, DTMSA hired RPM Transportation Consultants as part of an effort to make the core downtown retail section along Main Street a destination for shoppers and tourists. The consultants recommended fewer auto lanes and more amenities for pedestrians and cyclists.
Nash said she will continue to work on the plan with the consultants, the state Department of Transportation and the Community Development Foundation.

Contact Carlie Kollath at (662) 678-1598 or carlie.kollath@djournal.com.

Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal