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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Deming MainStreet Program is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

About Deming MainStreet Program

 Laurie Findley is the Executive Director of Deming/Luna County MainStreet.  She was the past Executive Director of the Granby Chamber of Commerce and the Granby MainStreet Program in Granby, Colorado.

DEMING MAINSTREET MOVES

Reestablished in 2008, the Deming Luna County MainStreet Program is stronger than ever. Deming MainStreet is located at 800 E. Pine Street in the Visitor Center.  We share offices with the Visitor Center and the Deming-Luna Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited for our MainStreet program in Deming and we are here to help preserve the historic downtown area,” Deming MainStreet Executive Director Laurie Findley states.  “We want the community to stop by and learn more about us, or to share some of their ideas with us.  Main Street really wants to make Deming a destination through beautification and historic preservation.”

The State of New Mexico MainStreet Program is assisting communities across the state to bring their commercial corridors back to life through building repair projects and building painting projects, just to name a few.
The Local Deming MainStreet consists of a Board of Directors, an Executive Director, committees and volunteers.

Executive board President is Christie Ann Harvey

Vice President is Monica Stanley, Wells Fargo 

Secretary is Denisse Fabela, Fabela’s Beauty

Treasurer is Cindy Kane, Mizkan

The purpose of the project is to enhance the historic downtown neighborhood commercial district, educate the public, to beautify the downtown area and to promote community and civic pride.
The focus of the program states its efforts and resources primary areas of concern are: First, Organization: developing resources, encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the district. Second, Promotion: creating a positive image for district activities that highlight the districts historic and cultural value. Third, Design: Improving the appearance, physical functioning and physical condition of the district. The other items the program is focusing on is limited economic development, and resource management which helps to receive funds and administer in distributing those funds.

Some of MainStreet’s current projects have been completed, including the walking tour brochures and completing a plaque project. The plaque project consists of 16 plaques that have been placed on designated Historical buildings in the downtown area. Each plaque depicts an etching of the building along with a brief history of each building.

MainStreet has also collaborated with the City, PNM and Union Pacific Railroad on the Pocket Park Project. The park is located on Pine St., just west of the corner of Gold, and across the street from Morgan Hall. The plans are to bring in new lighting along with a water fountain.  Pavers and concrete were leveled out and new benches have also been added.   This new Arts Park is a great place to welcome small events and offers a wonderful tranquil place to sit and enjoy a lunch.

MainStreet is continuing to recognize buildings in the downtown area that need a facelift.  This program allows the façade squad to make minor repairs to a historic building and in some cases add a fresh coat of paint to a building.