Kelly Tompkins serves as Program Manager for Main Street Enid, replacing the recently-retired Program Manager, Lindy Chambers.
Kelly and her husband, Ty, have been involved in Main Street Enid and several other Enid organizations.
Kelly welcomes you to contact her and find out what's new in Enid!
Main Street Enid District
The Main Street Enid Impact Area is bounded by Elm Street on the North, the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks on the East; the South boundary is 1/2 block South of Garriott and the West boundary is Adams Street from Elm to Cherokee and Washington Street from Cherokee to ½ block south of Garriott.
Almost $25 million in private sector reinvestment
54 facade rehabilitations
35 new business starts or expansions
Many, many new jobs are the result of these efforts.
Main Street Enid Continues...
to care for and maintain the 64 corner planters around The Square
National Main Street Center… Main Street is a revitalization strategy used in more than 1200 cities in over 40 states. It was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C., in an attempt to encourage the imaginative use of business and government resources to support local downtown revitalization efforts. In 1980, the Trust formed an affiliate non-profit organization, the National Main Street Center (NMSC), to provide consulting and training services to cities and states undertaking Main Street program.
Oklahoma Main Street Program… In late 1985, the legislature created the Oklahoma Main Street Program. Housed in the State Department of Commerce, the Main Street program was originally designed as a demonstration program for cities under 50,000 in population. Since 1986, 44 communities have received technical assistance and training in the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization.
Main Street Enid… Enid became a Main Street city in 1994 and has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally as one of the premier programs in the country. Property owners, business owners, professionals, and volunteers serve on the board of directors and on various committees addressing issues such as facade improvements, special events, fundraising, networking and resource sharing. To date more than 12 million dollars has been spent on downtown improvements since 1994.
Main Street Enid's Purpose
Main Street Enid is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the quality of life in Enid by strengthening downtown as the center of the community through concentrated efforts in a four-point approach to revitalization. Those four points are promotion, design, economic restructuring and organization.
PROMOTION Creating a positive image to attract shoppers, investors and visitors to downtown. Development of well-planned promotional and special event creates community excitement and involvement.
DESIGN Enhancing the visual quality of Downtown. Attention is given to all elements in the environment including buildings, signs, storefronts, public improvements, and landscaping.
ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING Improving the economic appeal of downtown by strengthening existing assets and encouraging the redevelopment of vacant and underutilized space for retail, professional, entertainment and cultural uses.
ORGANIZATION Building partnerships with diverse groups interested in downtown revitalization to ensure consistency and permit the emergence of effective management and advocacy.
Your donation of gently used material goods to Park Avenue Thrift will enable you to enhance your monetary gift. Park Avenue Thrift makes annual grants to Quality of Life programs in Enid, such as, but not limited to, Enid Symphony Orchestra, Gaslight Theatre, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, Main Street Enid and PEGASYS. Contributions of stuff to Park Avenue Thrift are also tax deductible. Park Avenue Thrift always offers you a written receipt to place in your tax file for each donation.