Main Street Greenwood Director elected to represent Main Street Directors on State Board


JACKSON, Miss. -- Brantley Snipes, the executive director of Main Street Greenwood, Inc. in Greenwood, Miss., has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. 
Snipes has been elected by her Main Street director peers for a two-year term, beginning in January 2019, and will serve through 2020. 
“I’m excited to be a part of the overall structure of our state organization, to help organize, continue to strengthen and plan for the future," Snipes said. "The future of Main Streets across the country is changing, and I believe Mississippi can help lead the charge to truly bring economic change."  
"We have so many amazing local programs and I want to make sure we are doing all we can at the state level to encourage, support and promote them,” she added.
A native of Greenwood, Snipes has served for five years as the Executive Director of Main Street Greenwood, Inc., a non-profit, historic preservation organization that works to promote and preserve Greenwood’s downtown landscape. 
Snipes has received multiple Mississippi Main Street Awards, completed dozens of façade rehabilitations, collected over $50,000 in grant funding, and overseen the completion of a multitude of projects to aid in downtown Greenwood’s rehabilitation. 
Snipes developed the first Revolving Real Estate Program in the state of Mississippi and developed a charrette to engage communities in economic development for downtown. 
Snipes is also a licensed Landscape Architect and the owner of Brantley Snipes Landscape + Design, a design firm that specializes in residential, garden and floral design. Her work carries her throughout the state sharing her love of design. 
Snipes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Auburn University and Master of Landscape Architecture & Master of Horticultural Science degrees from North Carolina State University. 
MMSA provides two positions on the statewide board for Directors' Representatives. Each representative serves a two-year term and represents the 53 Main Street programs in Mississippi on the state level. 
Snipes will join Tara Lytal of Main Street Clinton who is serving as the 2018-2019 Directors' Representative on the board. Russell Baty of the Main Street Chamber of Leake County will complete his two-year term as a Directors' Representative on the state board in December.
The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government and community leaders. The 2018 MMSA Board of Directors are as follows:
Board President Ed Gardner, Entergy; President-elect Kevin Stafford, Neel-Schaffer; Past President Allison Beasley, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District; Treasurer Steven B. Dick, Mississippi Power; Keith A. Williams, Hancock Bank; Tray Hairston, Butler Snow; Steve Kelly, Board Member Emeritus; Ken P'Pool, Board Member Emeritus; Mayor Carolyn McAdams, City of Greenwood; Kagan Coughlin, Base Camp Coding Academy; Chris Chain, Renovations of Mississippi, Inc.; Russell Baty, Main Street Chamber of Leake County; Tara Lytal, Main Street Clinton; Michelle Jones, Mississippi Department of Archives and History; Angi Bourgeois, College of Architecture, Art and Design at Mississippi State University; Leah Kemp, The Carl Small Town Center at Mississippi State University; and Chance McDavid of the Mississippi Development Authority.