The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
"We are honored to be recognized again as an elite main street program," said PDA Executive Director Laura Olson. "This designation recognizes the hard work of our organization and our downtown businesses. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to strengthen and develop our beloved downtown, while maintaining its historical value. We appreciate the community's continual support."
Each year, the center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization.
"We congratulate this year's nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the National Main Street Center's 10 Standards of Performance," said Patrice Frey, president and chief executive officer.
"As the National Main Street Center celebrates its 35th anniversary, it is also important to celebrate the achievements of the local Main Street programs across the country," she added. " These local programs work hard every day to make their communities great places to work, live, play and visit while still preserving their historic character."
The organization's performance is annually evaluated by California Main Street, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards.
These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program's application of the Main Street Four Point Approach to commercial district revitalization.
Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.
The mission of the Pleasanton Downtown Association is to promote the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton.