2016 Awards


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Premier Partner (TIE: 1of 2)

Winner: Keep Cleveland Boring

Accepting: Justin Huerta

Team Cleveland Main Street

Director: Lisa Cooley

Recognizes creative joint ventures between the Main Street organization and another local, community entity.          

Keep Cleveland Boring was established when two DSU students (Justin Huerta and Weejy Rogers) wanted more venues for their band to play; their vision was to keep Cleveland anything but boring. Initially, the Cleveland Chamber and Team Cleveland Main Street were hesitant to partner with KCB. They misunderstood the meaning behind the name.  However, in 2013 when new staff members came to the Chamber, the two groups began a mutually beneficial partnership.  KCB had great ideas and cool events, and the Chamber and Team Cleveland had the support of the community.  These groups began to partner to host events that would not only bring people downtown but would raise money for projects to benefit downtown Cleveland. Since 2013, these groups have partnered to host several events, including: Cleveland Bites Food Festival, Restaurant Week, and First Thursdays, while raising over $7,000 for downtown improvements.


Premier Partner (TIE: 2 of 2)

Winner: Own Your Hill

Accepting: Bethany Byrd

Laurel Main Street

Director: Judi Holifield

Recognizes creative joint ventures between the Main Street organization and another local, community entity.

Own Your Hill Local Online Marketing has been instrumental in the success of Laurel Main Street. Their devotion to the revitalization of Downtown Laurel is evident in all that they do for the organization. Everything from design to strategy has been provided and demonstrated the unique and essential role Creatives play in innovation.



Outstanding Creative Fundraising

Winner: Starkville’s Farm to Fork

Accepting: Jennifer Prather

Starkville Main Street

Director: Jennifer Gregory

This award is granted to the downtown organization that has displayed the most creativity and success in securing funds for its downtown program or specific project.

Farm to Fork dinner, a fundraiser of the Starkville Main Street Association, brought to life Starkville’s authentic culinary culture. The event highlighted five local chefs, as well as local farmers and makers from the Starkville Community Market, in a five-course, seated dinner featuring eclectic and creative dishes using 90% or more locally grown and made products in each dish. Community members sat family-style at tables with Mississippi-made pottery and locally gathered flowers and greenery while feasting on real, local food. Attendees were the first to get a glimpse at renderings of a vision for an improved Fire Station Park, the setting for Starkville’s twice a week Farmers Market, and were presented with sponsorship levels ranging from 25 to 2500 dollars. Not only did the event achieve financial success, but also proved in real life, that the best of the New South still happens on the path from farm to table.

Outstanding Marketing

Winner: Gulfport's Membership Drive

Accepting: Laurie Toups

Gulfport Main Street

Director: Laurie Toups

Recognizes excellence in marketing by a downtown organization through its integrated communications efforts, including traditional and digital marketing.


Gulfport Main Street developed a Membership Program utilizing a marketing campaign through the use of digital and traditional print communication.  A pocket folder depicting beautiful photos of historic downtown Gulfport was used as a way to introduce the Membership Program with print communications.  The Membership Campaign includes the pocket folder, membership application, What’s Happenin’!, and a letter from the organization inviting businesses and individuals to become members of Gulfport Main Street. The digital campaign, which is accessible at downtowngulfport.com, can be downloaded or completed online for ease of use. This program has been very successful in recruiting new members and volunteers to join the Gulfport Main Street Association in its continued efforts to revitalize downtown Gulfport.  


Outstanding Community Education Campaign

Winner: Fresh @ Five

Accepting: Kathy Peace

Main Street Clinton

Director: Tara Lytal

Recognizes excellence in a targeted campaign that educates the community and raises awareness on a particular aspect of a Main Street program.


Fresh at Five is a weekly farmers market held on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton. Fresh at Five has grown to become one of the community’s most anticipated events, growing in attendance, vendor participation, and market involvement in its four years. Main Street Clinton holds an annual Fire v. Police Cook-off at the first market of the season and has welcomed the involvement of the YMCA, Nature Center, Jackson Zoo, Museum of Natural Science, MSU Extension Service, and the Arts Council. Fresh at Five showcases the Best of Clinton Kitchens, a contest for favorite family recipes, holds Taste of the Market, a vendor feature night with free samples, and offers a loyalty program called Friend of the Market. Fresh at Five is advertised in newspapers, on social media, and in newsletters. The market provides education in nutrition, increased awareness of local producers, and enhances Olde Towne Clinton as a destination.




Creative New Event (Small)

Winner: Kosciusko’s “A Step Back in Time”

Accepting: G.G. Holmes

Kosciusko Main Street

Director: G.G. Holmes

This award recognizes the downtown organization that has created a quality creative event, generating traffic for the downtown.                       


We know what Main Street is but do we really know why it matters? Our Main Street tells us who we are, who we were and how the past has shaped us; it is the place of shared memories. On a muggy night in September 2015, our community, along with Kosciusko Main Street, took a step back in time to relive the good ole days of the 19th century. The goal of Main Street was to present our history to the Kosciusko community in a narrative form, not only to enlighten but to entertain, to build community rapport as well as showcase the beauty of our historic courthouse and court square. Nearly 150 people attended this event, from our senior citizens to school children with eager minds that soaked up the history. These forefathers molded our community by teaching us how to make Kosciusko a proud community.


Creative New Event (Large)

Winner: Hattiesburg’s Craft Beer Festival

Accepting: Jennifer Clark

Hattiesburg Main Street

Director: Andrea Saffle

This award recognizes the downtown organization that has created a quality creative event, generating traffic for the downtown.

The Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival began as a part of FestivalSouth in 2013 with about 300 patrons and grew to more than 800 last year.  Downtown Hattiesburg is excited to again host breweries and craft beer lovers from across the state and beyond. Hattiesburg is a hot spot for craft beer. We pioneered the Mississippi Brew Trail, play host to many of the events surrounding Mississippi Craft Beer Week, and we are home to Southern Prohibition Brewing, which is located in downtown Hattiesburg.  The mission of the Festival is to support and expand the ever-growing craft beer movement in Mississippi. Hattiesburg is proud to provide a home for craft beer enthusiasts—a place to collect, connect, and celebrate our cherished craft.


Outstanding Retail Promotion

Winner: Hernando’s Christmas Open House

Accepting: Susan Fernandez

Hernando Main Street Chamber

Director: Susan Fernandez

This award honors the downtown organization that has developed an effective retail promotion in conjunction with downtown merchants.


The jingle of bells this past Christmas season rang in tandem with the ringing of cash registers during Hernando's Christmas Open House. This annual event has occurred for more than 40 years. With beautiful weather, it was the perfect opportunity to get some Christmas shopping started early.  For shoppers, there was a preview day and a full day of Hernando Christmas Open House, featuring special holiday items and even a few tasty treats set out especially for customers. Hernando had more than 20 businesses take part. The Boomers, a favorite 50s & 60s group, performed, the Hernando Baptist Church Gospel Quintet sang Christmas carols, as well as other entertainment throughout the day. Of course, Santa was at the Hernando Main Street Chamber office just off the Square. It's Hernando's biggest shopping day of the year. The flyer for the event was inserted in the local newspaper and sent to all homes in several local zip codes.


Outstanding Image Promotion

Winner: Laurel’s Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook-off Literature

Accepting: Heather Brown

Laurel Main Street

Director: Judi Holifield

This award recognizes the downtown organization that has developed an effective public relations piece or promotional campaign.

When we created the branding for the Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off, we began with the
campfire myth. It’s that scene in commercials and movies where everyone is around the campfire in matching vests eating chili and laughing too hard to be believable. Everyone knows, it’s not real. No one actually has that much fun around a campfire because too many things get in the way of that perfect camping picture. However, imagine that you got rid of all the bad things and just had good food and a great time: That’s the Chili Cook Off in downtown Laurel. Keeping the campfire spirit and adding a Wild West theme.



Outstanding Historic Rehabilitation Project (TIE: 1 of 2)

Winner: Gulfport Depot

Accepting: Johnny Olsen

Gulfport Main Street

Director: Laurie Toups

This award is presented to an individual or business that has completed an outstanding historic preservation project that maintains and enhances the use of the building in a downtown district.

In the late 19th century, the railroad played a pivotal role in Gulfport’s history.  The Gulfport & Ship Island Railroad transported vast amounts of timber harvested from the Piney Woods region of South Mississippi to Gulfport, rapidly turning it into the world’s largest timber shipping port during the early 20th century. The Gulfport & Ship Island Railroad Depot was built in 1904 as the first permanent station for that line. Following Hurricane Katrina, the depot, despite serious damage, remained one of the city’s best-preserved landmarks of that era. With generous grants from the Department of Economic and Community Development, the city of Gulfport and the MDAH, the historic depot found new life.  A new roof was installed; doors and windows were repaired; tin panels and beaded board in the ceiling were repaired; and electricity and plumbing were installed. The beautiful tile floors had come through the ordeal well-preserved. The historic Gulfport Train Depot reopened in March 2013, as a retail revitalization project.


Outstanding Historic Rehabilitation Project (TIE: 2 of 2)

Winner: Hattiesburg Lofts

Accepting: Rob Tatum

Hattiesburg Main Street

Director: Andrea Saffle

The revitalization of Downtown Hattiesburg is in full swing, and Hub City Lofts takes it another leap forward with the mixed-use rejuvenation of two of the area’s most prominent buildings. With the help of Hattiesburg’s Albert & Associates Architects and construction by Thrash Development, LLC, the buildings will sport a combined total of approximately 62,000 square feet for 55 new apartments, retail, commercial and professional spaces, and even a spacious courtyard to relax and enjoy the downtown scene. The result is the urbanite lifestyle combined with the energy of healthy living and a vibrant work community to create a dynamic environment, an escape from suburban sameness, and a portal into the heart of Hattiesburg.


Outstanding Public Improvement

Winner: Carthage Main Street

Accepting: Mayor Jimmy Wallace

Carthage Main Street

Director: Russell Baty

This award is given to the municipality or Main Street program that has designed and implemented attractive and sympathetic improvements for its district.

Phase Two of the Square Renovations is the final stage of a two-phase project to renovate the Courthouse Square in Downtown Carthage.  The project is designed to make the Square more pedestrian friendly.  The plan calls for the widening of sidewalks, installing new lighting, and adding green space throughout downtown.  Phase Two dealt with the North, South and Eastern sides of the Square. The project called for plantings that included holly trees and rosemary in planters strategically placed at the foot of six new light poles.  The light poles provide additional lighting at eye level making the area a safe place to walk in the evening.  The project also included the demolition of existing sidewalks and replacing them with a new, wider sidewalk. The total cost of the project was more than $700,000 funded in part by a grant from the MDOT and a Small Municipalities grant from MDA. The project culminated with a celebratory ribbon cutting.


Outstanding Visual Merchandising

Winner: Steve’s on the Square

Accepting: Steve Wilkerson

Philadelphia Main Street

Director: Tim Moore

This award recognizes excellence in visual merchandising in a retail business in a Main Street district.

Steve Wilkerson opened the doors of Steve's on the Square in downtown Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1983. They celebrated 30 years in business in 2013.  A leader in men’s’ fashion in the region, the store has expanded over the years to include a ladies boutique. Steve has always been an example of excellence in understanding the retail market and people.  He has always said, “If you offer a quality product, in an attractive setting, at a fair price, customers will come (even with limited downtown parking).”  And, he is correct.  Over the years, Steve’s on the Square has won multiple awards for their window displays and holiday décor, and truly is an example of outstanding visual merchandising. Steve and his family, Jenny Lynn and Lacey, have all been active supporters of Philadelphia Main Street Association and Mississippi Main Street Association…with Steve serving multiple terms as president of the local program.


Outstanding New Development Project

Winner: 10 South Roof Bar in Vicksburg

Accepting: Kim Hopkins

Vicksburg Main Street

Director: Kim Hopkins

Granted to an individual or business that has undertaken a new development project within a downtown district.                            
Jay Parmegiani and Tim Cantwell knew that if it was built, people would come. Persistence was key when it came to actually accomplishing the goal of designing, creating, and opening the 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill. It took three years from start to finish and more than $1.5 million invested into the rooftop space. This project was not easy with the building being 10 stories tall, which created difficulty getting materials to the top since the lift only went up to the seventh floor. The adding of floor, deck, beams, plumbing, and all the above had to be installed. After extensive patience and perseverance, Vicksburg’s first rooftop restaurant was built and has been a constant economic boost for Vicksburg.




Outstanding Business Retention/Recruitment Program

Winner: Doors of Laurel

Accepting: Mallorie Rasberry

Laurel Main Street

Director: Judi Holifield

Awarded to the downtown organization that has created and implemented the best retention and/or business recruitment program for its downtown.

At the end of 2014, Laurel Main Street began work on a project that had long been discussed in its Economic Vitality Committee. The idea was to create a guide for potential business owners wanting to move to Downtown Laurel. The result was a packet that features a four-step overview of doing business in Laurel. It covers everything from why an entrepreneur should invest in Laurel to home values to population to existing businesses. Since the packet’s creation, Downtown Laurel has attracted no less than 10 businesses, and building owners have begun seriously remodeling and recruiting merchants to fill vacant space. The Opening Doors to Downtown Laurel Business Recruitment Packet has been a useful tool that has furthered the goal of a vibrant and sustainable Downtown Laurel.


Outstanding Adaptive Re-Use Project

Winner: Cleveland Atrium

Accepting: Raymond Huerta

Team Cleveland Main Street

Director: Lisa Cooley

This award is granted to the best adaptive reuse of a building that has outlived its former use. 

Developer Raymond Huerta purchased an old warehouse on Cotton Row in downtown Cleveland in 2012. The space that was built in the early 20th century was originally a car lot, but most recently, served as a storage facility for a hardware store. When Huerta took ownership, the building was essentially a blank space with heart pine beams that created cube-like spaces within the warehouse. The team decided to use this huge warehouse to create what is now known as The Atrium.  The Atrium features 32 individual offices and two state-of-the art conference rooms. This old warehouse has been repurposed into a modern office-plex that offers amenities not normally seen in small towns. The building combines the look of the old warehouse; original wood floors and beams, exposed brick and sky lights with modern amenities, such as high speed internet, cable, individual heating and cooling units, and advanced telephone systems.


Outstanding Economic Impact Project
TIE (1 of 2)

Winner: SoPro Brewery in Hattiesburg

Accepting: Quinby Chunn

Hattiesburg Main Street

Director: Andrea Saffle


Southern Prohibition Brewing, known locally as SoPro, began in 2013 as a passion project turned business venture dedicated to honoring the art and tradition of craft brewing, with little intention of becoming the enterprise that it is today. The selected location for the brewery lies on the corner of Mobile and East 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Hattiesburg in a building built in 1941 that previously housed a long-closed furniture warehouse. Since it’s inception, SoPro has invested more than $1 million into its current facility, becoming the largest brewery investment in Mississippi history.   


Outstanding Economic Impact Project
TIE (2 of 2)

Winner: The Mill in Starkville

Accepting: Mark Castleberry

Starkville Main Street

Director: Jennifer Gregory

This award is granted to an individual, business or municipality (or partnership of entities) that has undertaken a new development project within a downtown district.


What started as a three-part project for developer Mark Castleberry, quickly turned into a six-part massive development and historic rehabilitation project, including investment of more than $55 million. The Mill is comprised of a three-story, 458-space parking garage; 110-room Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 6,500 square foot dining restaurant, a 4,000 square foot casual dining restaurant, a four-story mixed-use structure that will include 20 condominiums and retail space, and finally the centerpiece - the transformation of the massive historic Cooley Building into a state-of-the-art 94,231 square foot conference center and office development. This project has not only visually transformed Russell Street - a main connector road between Mississippi State University and Downtown Starkville –but it’s quickly become an economic engine, boosting 2% food and beverage and lodging taxes, sales tax, and ad valorem tax on a previously non-contributing site, as well as encouraged development and revitalization throughout the whole corridor.



Outstanding New Business

Winner: Brick Street Pops

Accepting: Clay Mansell

Main Street Clinton

Director: Tara Lytal

Granted to a new business in a downtown district that contributes to excellence in downtown revitalization.


Brick Street Pops has quickly become a daily stop for many Clintonians. The shop offers gourmet popsicles, retro sodas, candied popcorn, and classic candies in a vintage-inspired space. Owner Clay Mansell is an entrepreneur to his core, owning more than 25 businesses in 17 years. Clay has played a vital role in the revitalization of Olde Towne. He is a huge advocate for all things Clinton and brings that same community spirit to his business. The store’s branding directly reflects the district’s bicycle logo, with popsicles as the spokes, wheel barstools, and mounted bicycles. Brick Street Pops participates in district-wide event promotion, offering puppy popsicles at Main Street’s Pet Parade and hanging a caterpillar for the annual Caterpillar Parade. The business participates in community events and holds its own live music nights. Brick Street Pops is a breath of fresh air in Olde Towne, with a unique product and storefront.



Main Street Trailblazer Award in memory of Paul Coggin

Winner:  Susan Wilson of Clinton

Main Street Clinton

Director: Tara Lytal

Due to the commitment, time and enthusiasm that Paul Coggin brought to the Mississippi Main Street Association, a special award was established in his honor, given to an outstanding local board member or volunteer who has been active in a downtown organization for at least the last two years, and who has contributed energy and dedication to downtown revitalization. Susan Wilson, a business owner and retired teacher, has been instrumental in the revitalization efforts in the Clinton Boulevard Business District. Susan is full of tireless energy and brings excitement to each project. Wilson Tire and Auto Care, owned by Marc and Susan Wilson, has been a long-time partner with Main Street Clinton, sponsoring and volunteering at events, and was a recipient of the Making a Difference on Main Street Award. Susan serves as chair of the Boulevard Steering Committee and has breathed new life into it, recruiting 15 businesses. Largely due to Susan’s efforts, the district hosted Cruzin’ with the Arrows, a community-wide pep rally, and will host a cook-off in the fall. Susan has been the driving force behind beautification and revitalization in the district and a catalyst for renewed interest in the area. Thanks to the incredible efforts of Susan Wilson, the future is bright on Clinton Boulevard.


Main Street Heroes (1 of 2)

Winner: Sarah Newton of Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Main Street

Director: Andrea Saffle

This award recognizes an outstanding community leader or public figure who has displayed an involved commitment to downtown and his or her Main Street program.

Sarah Newton served as President of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association (HHDA) in 2008. Working as a very talented architect, she began to look for additional ways to bring people downtown on Friday evenings. Under the umbrella of the HHDA, Sarah organized a series of free, outdoor music events every Friday in April and October – penning the events as Live After Five. In addition to being one of the owners of a downtown hotspot, The Thirsty Hippo, Sarah serves as Hattiesburg Historic Conservation Commissions Chairwoman, where she champions local preservation efforts.


Main Street Heroes (2 of 2)

Winner: R. G. Buxton of Aberdeen

Accepting: R. G. Buxton

Aberdeen Main Street

Director: Ann Tackett

R.G. Buxton, a former Hattiesburg watchmaker, had originally planned to start his first business in Lucedale until a salesman told him about Aberdeen, a town he described as having a wide open jewelry market. The then 27-year-old relocated to Aberdeen and rented a small parcel at a feed and seed store on Main Street in 1947. He prevailed and grew his business at another small location downtown and eventually into the spot on Main Street where Buxton’s Jewelry now exists. Opened in the late 1950s, the current store has evolved from watchmaking and jewelry to musical instruments and equipment. One of the few music stores in the area, people drive to Aberdeen from neighboring cities for guitar amps and strings and keyboards and microphones. In addition to growing his own business, Mr. Buxton was one of Aberdeen’s anchor merchants who helped grow Main Street. Mr. Buxton celebrated his 96th birthday in April of this year and has only recently scaled back from working six days a week. As a sign of his dedication to customers, Mr. Buxton always parks behind his store to leave more spaces on Main Street for potential clients.


Main Street Excellence in Design Award in memory of Sam Kaye

Winner: Briar Jones

Starkville Main Street

Director: Jennifer Gregory

Sam was an architect and community leader who served Mississippi Main Street Association as a staff member and design consultant from 1994 until his passing in 2013. As a member of the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Sam’s involvement in historic preservation was nationally known and recognized.  The Sam Kaye Excellence in Design Award is given to the design professional(s) or firm that exhibits the spirit, compassion and talent of the man for whom the award is named.

You don’t have to look far to see the impact of Briar Jones’ architectural talents on the local Starkville community. Starkville City Hall, a triumphant project that finally occurred after 3 failed bond attempts, the renovation of the old People’s Bank building, now housing the Greater Starkville Development Partnership in the heart of Downtown Starkville, and the new Renasant Bank building proudly claiming the Downtown corner that formerly housed a dilapidated remnant of a long-gone car dealership are all prominent and prideful projects that Briar created. But his most significant architectural contributions are the ones that touch the lives of every student who passes through the Starkville Public School System, including his own child, where his designs have converted aging facilities into a world of wisdom and whimsy for local school children. Briar is a cornerstone of the Starkville community where he and his wife Michelle are firmly committed to the progression and rising of their home community.


Outstanding Community Transformation

Winner: Gulfport

Accepting: David Parker

Gulfport Main Street

Director: Laurie Toups

This is an overall award that goes to a Main Street program that has achieved a successful, preservation-based downtown revival. The Main Street program has accomplished major goals in downtown revitalization and has both qualitative and quantitative examples to show the measurable impact. A heavy emphasis should be placed on the human resources it took to accomplish the work.

On August 28, 2005, downtown Gulfport’s historic business district had seen better days. Once a thriving retail and business hub, prospering under a busy port and active railroad line, downtown Gulfport had a more than 60% vacancy rate. On August 29, 2005, downtown Gulfport was decimated by hurricane Katrina.  Rather than giving up, the City of Gulfport contacted Mississippi Main Street Association and asked for help. Downtown Gulfport now boasts 42 restaurants, 25 apartments and a dozen new retail shops, service offices…and, of course, the Mississippi Power and Hancock Bank headquarters.  A new sculpture Garden and Craft Beer Brewery are just a couple of the most recent improvements. And, with their new ability to recruit competitively, 2019 will bring a world class Aquarium to the downtown district that will attract thousands of visitors per year.  With a truly dedicated board of directors and numerous volunteers, this incredible transformation has taken place in just under 8 years.  The true success of this fledgling Main Street program has been their ability and openness to create partnerships with local, statewide and regional partners.  With a new emphasis on retail, public art and modern amenities, Gulfport Main Street is poised for continued growth and success.


Charles Beasley Scholarship Award for “Outstanding Main Street Director”

Winner: Lori Tucker

Baldwyn Main Street Chamber

Charlie Beasley was one of the founding members of MMSA and served on the Board and in various officer positions, including President. He was Board Member Emeritus at the time of his death in 2007 and had served Main Street since its inception in 1989. This award is a $1,500 scholarship to attend the National Main Streets Conference, given to a Main Street Manager who has shown outstanding service to his or her community and Main Street program. The scholarship is awarded annually and nominations come from the MMSA District Directors.


Lori Tucker has served as the Director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber since 2008.  During Lori's tenure at Baldwyn Main Street Chamber, the association has completed a National Register of Historic Places certification, a Certified Local Government/Historic Preservation Committee, and a $550,000 revitalization/infrastructure project in downtown.


Baldwyn Main Street has also developed a façade grant program, historic downtown walking tour, and completed eight downtown historic rehabilitation projects of which four have been tax credit projects with the National Park Service and Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


Lori is a Rotarian and Woman's Club member and has served as President for both civic clubs. She has chaired the Baldwyn Relay for Life Committee and works with the Interact Club at Baldwyn High School and the Mayor's Youth Council. She is also actively serving on the Baldwyn Main Street Players Theatre Board that organizes all productions through the Claude Gentry Theatre. Lori is presently serving on the Baldwyn Historic Committee and writes grants for the City of Baldwyn's historic downtown.


Cherity Blackwell, Baldwyn Main Street Chamber Board President said of Lori: “SHE IS OUR BALDWYN CHEERLEADER!! This recognition is awesome and so well deserved.  Lori and I are lifelong friends and when we hired her for the Main Street director position I knew it was a perfect fit!  She is answering her calling and serves the community with such pride and compassion.  And we are so proud to have her…..other area communities want her but it's not happening! wink


Lori was elected by her Main Street director peers to serve as the 2015-2016 Director’s Representative on the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. The Director’s Representative serves a two-year term and represents the 52 Main Street communities in Mississippi on the board.


Lori said her passion in life is to make her city the best place to live, work and raise your family. Mississippi Main Street is proud to recognize Lori Tucker, the Baldwyn Cheerleader and longtime director of Baldwyn Main Street Chamber as our 2016 Charles Beasley Scholarship recipient and Outstanding Main Street Director. Congratulations, Lori!





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