The Refreshed Main Street Hanford Approach

Main Street Hanford, as a certified Main Street program through the National Main Street organization will soon present "The Refreshed Main Street Approach".  This refreshed approach will focus on the holistic transformation and rigorous outcome measurement.  The primary focus will be on outcomes, as opposed to process.  As has been the case in the past, Main Street Hanford will engage a wide range of local stakeholders in developing a vision of success for our downtown.  Main Street Hanford will also work to develop cross-cutting Community Transformation Strategies that are connected to meaningful, long-term change.  Progress will be measured in a variety of ways, including through economic metrics and qualitative assessment.  Under the refreshed Main Street model, Community Transformation Strategies will become the focus of Main Street Hanford's work.  After community visioning processes and up-front assessments of local market needs, Main Street Hanford will commit to two to three transformations strategies and organize its work around those strategies.  These strategies will be rooted in a thorough understanding of the district's existing assets and economic potential, and will combine a focus on those actions needed to spur long term, sustainable change in downtown, as well as shorter term catalytic activities. To participate in the development of this vision of success for downtown Hanford, contact Shelly at 559.582.9457 or shelly@mainstreethanford.com!!