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DGDC wins two Main Street awards

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 14, 2012 1:46 PM

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. has been recognized by the N.C. Main Street Center for two of its projects which stuck out this year as models for the state in member and volunteer development and forming public-private partnerships.

The 58 Main Street communities in the state submit projects annually to be considered for 12 awards. DGDC this year submitted five projects, with two winning awards.

The organization's "What's It Take?" initiative showcased DGDC's recruiting and education programs for its members and volunteers, including its ad hoc committee, which acts as a one-year incubator for those interested in joining the DGDC board of directors.

The organization's partnership with the Arts Council of Wayne County and Jeff and Cindy Darwin in the pursuit of a Main Street Solutions grant which allowed the Arts Council to move downtown was also heralded as a state model.

Sarah Merritt, the director of the Arts Council, was honored by the DGDC in October as the group's Main Street Champion for her dedication to bringing the arts nonprofit downtown.

Both Mrs. Merritt and the DGDC will be honored at the N.C. Main Street Awards Reception and Ceremony in Salisbury Jan. 31, 2013.