Bethany Golden was recently named Rockwall’s first Main Street Manager, a job she held for four years in the town of Paris.

“We are so excited to welcome Bethany as the manager of Main Street,” said Robert LaCroix, the city’s director of planning who will supervise the program. “Because she has so much experience with Main Street, Bethany was able to start right away setting up the new program for us.”

Rockwall was named a 2009 Texas Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission. The program helps cities revitalize historic downtowns utilizing preservation and economic development strategies. It is rated as one of the most successful downtown revitalization programs in the nation.

Bethany was scheduled to begin working February 23. Her first big project will be preparing for a visit by Texas First Lady Anita Perry on March 24, a kick-off event that will mark the start of the Rockwall Main Street program. The event is a partnership between the Texas Main Street Center and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.

But first on her agenda will be introducing herself to the community.

“Next, we will quickly go to work organizing our groups and developing a strong program plan for downtown Rockwall,” she explained. “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with such a talented, results oriented team at City Hall.”

Recently appointed by the City Council to the Main Street Advisory Board are: Sandra Whitley, Pat Coble, SuLaine Callaway, Barbara Coleson, Pat Turner, Chris Cameron and Laura Brosie.

Source: Rockwall City Notes