Artesia MainStreet

RECEIPIENT
Artesia MainStreet
510 West Main Street
PO Box 1635
Artesia, NM 88211
575-746-1117

PROJECT TITLE
New Year’s Eve Celebration

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The funding will be used to support the New Year’s Eve Celebration a drug and alcohol event for the community of Artesia.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
AMS began as a grassroots effort in 1997 to revitalize the appearance and spirit of our small-town’s dilapidated downtown area. Volunteers began hosting activities to draw the community’s attention to downtown as a destination place and began working with landscape architects and engineers to create a
master plan for downtown rehabilitation. Artesia MainStreet was incorporated on November 24, 1997. Under the guidelines of MainStreet National Trust, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, AMS became a non-profit organization, obtaining 501(c)(3) status on September 1, 1998. In
1998, Artesia City Council approved the Master Plan, enabling Artesia MainStreet, Inc. to spearhead downtown renovation and encourage merchant and community unity. The MainStreet district is set between First and Seventh Street and includes, Texas, Main, Quay and Richardson Streets. The AMS board consists of 18 members with an additional three non-voting members serving in an advisory capacity. There are about 50 volunteers, and two paid staff persons. The full-time manager was hired in November 2000 and a full-time Events and Promotions Coordinator was hired in July 2006.

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