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Rio Grande City Main Street Receives 2022 National Main Street Accreditation

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

L to R: Adulfonso Garcia, Ester Ayala, Denise Alaniz, Lety Cantu, Cathy Rubio, Gilbert Milan Not pictured: Iris Guerra

For the sixth consecutive year, the Rio Grande City Main Street has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

Rio Grande City’s Main Street Program’s performance is annually evaluated by Texas Main Street, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identity the local programs that meet rigorous national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building meaningful and sustainable revitalization programs and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, supporting small and locally owned businesses, and actively preserving historic places, spaces, and cultural assets.

“As a project of the Rio Grande City EDC, our Main Street program reinforces our mission to spur economic vitality in our historic downtown, “said Mayor Villarreal. “We are extremely proud of Rio Grande City Main Street’s national accreditation and the work our Main Street Advisory Board and volunteers have achieved this past year.”

The Rio Grande City Main Street Program provides several services and assistance available to Main Street businesses including: Design Assistance from the Texas Historical Commission and much more. Rio Grande City Main Street also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year.

There are many opportunities to get involved in downtown revitalization efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to visit the Rio Grande City Main Street office at 408 E. Main Street or call (956) 488-0047.



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