Contact: Carlee Schulte, Director
Address: Milledgeville Main Street/ DDA
P.O. Box 1422
127 E. Hancock St.
Milledgeville, GA 32059
Phone: (478) 414-4014 (Office)
Fax: (478) 452-4834

Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

Milledgeville, GA- Each year the National Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street
communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial
district revitalization with the Great American Main Street Award. Winners must show an overall
strength of the local program in creating an exciting place to live, work, play and visit. A seven member
jury comprised of nationally recognized Main Street specialists had the difficult task of determining
which applicants would advance to the next round.
This year the National Main Street Center received the most applications since 2009. Monday the top 10
semifinalists were announced for the Great American Main Street Award. Milledgeville was one of the
10 semifinalists and the only community selected in the entire state of Georgia.
Carlee Schulte, the Milledgeville Main Street Director says "This is a true honor for the Main Street staff,
City of Milledgeville, Board Members, business and property owners and citizens of our community. To
be chosen as a semifinalist really proves that the work being done in downtown Milledgeville is
exemplary and being noticed. The City has invested in this program for years and this award would really
solidify the importance of that support. I hope others feel proud of what is happening downtown and
support the area as we continue to grow and build upon what we have."
The winners of the Great American Main Street Award will be announced during the 2014 National Main
Street Conference Opening Plenary on May 18th. Currently there are only two other communities in
Georgia that can boast their recognition as a Great American Main Street. Last year, Schulte was
awarded a scholarship to attend this conference and is hopeful to bring the Great American Main Street
Award home from the conference for the City of Milledgeville.
For more information please contact Carlee Schulte at 478.414.4014.