MOM is a Board of Directors of not fewer than ten, nor more than 25 Directors. The Officers of MOM include a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of MOM, including establishing policies and ensuring those policies are implemented effectively. MOM also includes an Advisory Board.
MOM is a member of Indiana Main Street. Indiana Main Street is a division of the National Trusts Main Street Program which successfully combines historic preservation and economic development in local revitalization initiatives. Over the last 20 years, the Main Street Approach to revitalization has generated nearly 70,000 building rehabilitations, and more than 174,000 jobs. The Main Street Approach one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation.
The Committee structure of MOM encompasses the four points of the Main Street Approach which are:
The Four Point Approach of Main Street organization succeeds only when combined with the following eight principles:
Economic Restructuring - Strengthening Downtown Mitchells existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities.
Design - Enhancing Downtown Mitchells physical appearance by rehabilitating historic buildings and managing design improvements and new construction.
Organization - Building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a vested interest in the downtown area, and a role in the revitalization process.
Promotion - Marketing assets of Downtown Mitchell to customers, residents, potential investors, new businesses, and visitors.
Comprehensive: A single project cannot revitalize a downtown or commercial neighborhood. An ongoing series of initiatives is vital to build community support and create lasting progress.
Self-Help: Local leadership can initiate long-term success by fostering and demonstrating community involvement and commitment to the revitalization effort.
Public/private partnership: Every local Main Street program needs the support and expertise of both the public and private sectors. For an effective partnership, each must recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the other.
Identifying and capitalizing on existing assets: Communities must recognize and make the best use of their unique offerings. Local assets provide the solid foundation for a successful Main Street initiative.
Quality: From storefront design to promotional campaigns to special events, quality must be the main goal.
Change: Changing community attitudes and habits is essential to bring about a commercial district renaissance. A carefully planned Main Street program will help shift public perceptions and practices to support and sustain the revitalization process.
Action-oriented: Frequent, visible changes in the look and activities of the commercial district will reinforce the perception of positive change. Small, but dramatic improvements early in the process will remind the community that the revitalization effort is under way.
Mitchell on the Move, Inc.
PO Box 224
Mitchell, IN 47446