Lamar Partnership Inc. is a Colorado Main Street Community managed and funded by the City. It is responsible for providing economic development opportunities within the context of historic reservation to traditional downtowns. Lamar Partnership Inc. uses the Main Street approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business districts based on their traditional assets of unique architecture, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community.
Lamar has been a Colorado Main Street Program since 2009. We are a National Main Street Accredited Program and achieved “Designated” status as a Colorado Main Street Community. We were recognized as the Colorado Main Street Program of the year for 2014. Our success with our Main Street Program can be attributed to closely aligning our activities with guidance provided by the Department of Local Affairs Main Street Program staff, and, of course the commitment of the LPI Board of Directors.
Lamar Partnership Inc. projects include:
- Plastic & eWaste recycle center open the second and fourth Saturdays every month at Lamar Public Works located at 103 N 2nd. More information can be found at www.mainstreetlamar.com
- Flowers on Main Street
- Façade make-overs
- Historical advocacy for preservation and restoration
- VISION STATEMENT
- Lamar Mainstreet is the Crossroads where culture, commerce and community come together.
- MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Lamar Partnership, Inc. is to revitalize, educate and broaden the business district by promoting Lamar’s cultural and historical significance.
Create a healthy non-profit organization by attracting effective volunteers and sustainable funding.
Raise awareness of the benefits of historic preservation and improve the aesthetics of Lamar.
Market a positive image of downtown by encouraging local and visitor foot traffic.
Improve the business climate and encourage reinvestment.
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