Centerville Square District becomes Main Street

Centerville Square District becomes Main Street

The Organizing for Main Street Centerville and Main Street Iowa will hold a community announcement to welcome the Centerville Historic Square District as a new Main Street Iowa community. Michael Wagler, State Coordinator and Darlene Strachan, Assistant State Coordinator, Mary Wells, Main Street Centerville Director, Board of Directors and committee members will be present at the event.

The presentation will be at the bandshell on the Centerville Courthouse lawn at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 3. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

In order to become designated Main Street Iowa community, applicants must meet high standards. Community representatives must attend rigorous training sessions before even being eligible to apply. They must demonstrate support from local organizations, businesses and lawmakers; funding and in-kind support must be secured and documented; strategic plans outlining short- and long-term goals must be in place. Most importantly, community officials, business owners and volunteers must agree to work together with the common goals of preserving Iowa’s historic buildings and unique commercial business districts, and improving the local economy by adopting and following the Main Street Four Point Approach® to historic commercial district revitalization.

“We are excited about the Main Street Designation and the partnership with the Main Street Iowa team. The access to their tried and proven four point approach to the revitalization and stabilization of our historic downtown will help ours to stay vibrant and the heart of our Community,” said Mary Wells.

For further information about the event, call Mary Wells, (641) 895-2088 or e-mail