National ‘Refresh’ program begins today in Biloxi

Main Street Biloxi District, one of seven national programs from across the country chosen as a site for a refreshed approach to comprehensive community revitalization and preservation-based economic development, will have its first series of visits today and Thursday.

Kathy La Plante, senior program officer with the National Main Street Center, and Kennedy Smith, who is best-known as the longest-serving director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center, will be conducting the Biloxi Refresh program.¬† Biloxi has invited local leaders to take part in the first two-day revitalization efforts, to plan and execute long-term strategic action, and effectively measure the outcome for downtown Biloxi.

The two days will consist of a tour of Biloxi surveying assets and areas for improvement, planning sessions with local leaders, and will end on Thursday with a press conference at Biloxi City Hall at 1 p.m.
Learn more about the Refresh initiative