Board of Directors
Wanted: eight members able to dedicate four to 10 hours per month to further Brazil Main Street. The administration will be responsible for coalitions and partnerships, managing committees, fundraising, advocacy, public relations, outreach, managing finances and operations, strategic planning and program direction and financial contributors.
The first year the directors will complete their work plan with clear mission, goals and objectives. They will develop ongoing policy for members and begin working on the budget and assisting committees.
The difference between the board and the committees is that the board thinks of the "big picture" while the committees are responsible for achieving the tasks that lead to the "big picture."
The Brazil Main Street committee meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. in Riddell National Bank. The public is invited. Officers are to be elected April 14.
The Design Committee will educate others about good design while providing good design advice. They will plan main street's development and motivate others to make changes. A year commitment will be required.
Potential Members include graphic designers, artists, contractors, city planners, merchants, property owners, history buffs, realtors, contractors and interior designers.
Economic Restructuing -
The Economic Restructing Committee will learn about the commercial district's economy and identify economic opportunities. They will strengthen existing businesses and recruit new ones. Members will also attract a wide range of new uses to the district while developing incentives to stimulate growth and monitoring the district's economic progress. A year commitment will be required.
Potential members include business owners, company executives, brokers, insurance agents, developers, bankers and attorneys.
Understanding the changing market, the potentional customer and competition will be an important role for the Promotion Committee. Members will also be required to identify the district's assets, i.e. people, buildings, heritage and institutions. They will also define the district's market niche and create new image campaigns, promotions and special events to lure people back to the district. A year commitment will be required.
Potential Members include merchants, graphic designers, artists, teachers, arts-related civic groups, marketing/advertising professionals and Chamber of Commerce members.
Members involved in the Organization Committee will meet regularly to implement projects, take the necessary time and energy to research issues and oversee efforts. They will also be responsible for bringing information and recommendations to the board. A year committment will be required.
Potential Members include merchants, property owners, salespeople, accountants, volunteer specialists, media representatives, residents and civic group volunteers.