What Is Main Street Siloam Springs?

Main Street Siloam Springs Logo

 

Preserving and Enhancing Downtown

Main Street Siloam Springs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic downtown Siloam Springs. Established in 1985, it remains committed to the economic development of the Main Street area, the cooperation and leadership of the local downtown businesses, and the continued improvement of the historic character of the area. Main Street Siloam Springs is accredited by Main Street Arkansas, a branch of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Main Street Siloam Springs works closely with downtown businesses and stakeholders, as well as the City of Siloam Springs, the Chamber of Commerce, and a wide range of dedicated individuals and community members to collectively develop and progress the economic stability and communal vitality of our downtown.

What We Do


Main Street Siloam Springs follows a four-point approach to downtown revitalization:

Outreach

Building consensus and cooperation, managing time and resources while recruiting new volunteers and assets to the organization.

Promotion

Working to enhance the image of the downtown as an exciting community center and marketing the strengths and attractions of the historic district.

Design

Developing and improving the physical vitality of downtown and the potential to attract customers, tenants, residents, and investors.  Advises and provides resources to building rehabilitation projects and other structural improvements.

Economic Restructuring

Working to strengthen the existing economic base of the downtown while diversifying and expanding it. Recruiting new businesses and converting vacant spaces to new uses.

Each year, Main Street Siloam Springs sets goals and provides real-time deliverables to our various stakeholders:

Please click the photo below to open both pages of the 2018 Annual Report as a PDF.

Why Downtown?

We’ve all seen it. Driving through America’s many cities and towns, we see main streets given over to the damage that time breeds absent care or maintenance. Buildings and streets that were once the centerpiece of civic life are vacant, waterworn or crumbling.

Here at Main Street Siloam Springs, we believe that preservation of our downtown is the best economic development tool our community possesses. We know, for example, that cities with active downtown preservation efforts more easily retain local employees and young citizens. We know that maintaining infrastructure in downtown prolongs the life of investments made over time. We know that the experience of downtown is more important today than it ever was. Downtown provides a sense of place that is difficult to replicate, and once lost is gone forever.

As a public space, downtown provides a place for people to engage with friends and neighbors. As a marketplace it promotes local business. As an historic district it holds our stories and protects our cultural assets. Through its built environment it promotes healthy lifestyle choices like walking, biking, and enjoying the natural environment. Perhaps most importantly, as a destination it promotes quality of life for all residents and potential visitors.

Who We Are

Stacy Morris

Executive Director

Beekeeper, former banker, mom. As Main Street’s former Farmers Market Manager and Interim Executive Director, Stacy is a longtime leader for the organization and beginning her 8 th year with the nonprofit. As a member of the community for over 30 years, Stacy’s career includes 15 years in banking
before staying home to raise her children. When she stepped back into the workforce she found her true passion, helping local farmers connect directly to their consumers through the Farmers Market. With a background in finance and a vision for growth, she will continue leading Main Street Siloam’s Mission of revitalizing downtown.

Siloam Springs Farmers Market Manager Photo

Abby Trinidad

Events & Marketing Coordinator

A native to Siloam and mother of three, Abby grew up in Siloam Springs and is a true townie. Although she attended University of Arkansas for a degree in Music, she has found her passion through graphic design, organizing events. and marketing Downtown Siloam as a gathering place for the whole family. Abby has previous marketing experience working with Fratelli’s Wood-Fired Pizzeria and is the current Marketing and Events Manager for Creekside Taproom.

2020 Board of Directors

 

Executive Officers

 

Kyle Dixon, President

Victoria Sandoval, Vice President

Yoon Kim, Treasurer

Heather Lanker, Secretary

 

 

 At Large Members

 

Erik Velasquez-Perez

Bernadette Keck

Lucinda Jenks

Rose Sparrow

 

 

 

Ex-Officio Members

 

Nathan Reed, Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce

Ben Rhoads, City of Siloam Springs

 

Contact Us

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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