Our committees are: Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality. We also have a committees dedicated to the July 3 Fireworks.
The Promotions Committee presents a positive image of the historic commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play, and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district’s unique characteristics to residents, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.
Serving on this committee are Susan Oakes, Chair; Leslie McWilliams, Patricia Murphy, and Colleen Zester. The Promotions Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. For more information, or to get involved please email Susan Oakes
The Design Committee works with the City on an ongoing basis to implement landscape, streetscape, and other beautification projects. We also organize Downtown Cleanups at least once a quarter. These have been expanded to include the Battery Park Playground. This group is also tasked with installing downtown holiday lights, launching a historic plaque program, and developing a green space on Commerce Street.
Serving on the Design Committee are: Jim Bachrach, Chair; Ed Springer; Bob Oakes; Susan Oakes; and Constance Peck.
The Design Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10:15 a.m. For more information, or to get involved, please email Jim Bachrach.
The Economic Vitality Committee is currently chaired by Mark Milliken
The Committee focuses on strengthening the downtown district’s existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. Plans are underway to co-host a series of forums for business owners, in partnership with the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. The goal will be to discuss challenges that business owners face and to identify collaborative solution. Details to be announced. Other projects include updating the business listings on the downtown kiosk maps. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Patricia Murphy.
The Fireworks Committee plans the July 3rd fireworks show, and makes sure it gets more impressive each year. For more information, or to get involved, email Jim Bachrach. Click here to visit our July 3rd page.