The mission of Main Street of Perry is to improve the quality of life in the City of Perry by strengthening the downtown area as the center of the community using the comprehensive approach of design, economic restructuring, organization, and promotion.
Downtown Perry is the cultural and economic heart of the community. We can all be a vital part of history in the making as Main Street of Perry strives to energize the downtown economy while preserving the unique, historical character of Perry.
In 1949 the National Trust was founded by a congressional charter to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods.
The National Trust then established the National Trust Main Street Center (NTMSC) in 1980 to preserve significant pieces of American history and culture. The NTMSC was created to work through state, regional and local programs, linked through a preservation-based strategy for rebuilding downtown areas called the Four Point Approach (see below). This approach is used in Main Street Organizations in 42 states, and 2,200 communities, totaling over $48.8billion reinvested into historic America with average return on investment of $25 for every $1 spent on operating costs.
The Oklahoma Main Street Center was established in 1985 and currently operates in 38 Oklahoma communities restoring our history with $7.2 million reinvested in Oklahoma so far, and creating over 13,000 jobs here at home.
Main Street of Perry joined the Oklahoma Main Street Center in 1995 and has since helped the Perry Community preserve its history and flourish in its future by providing, 70 façade rehabilitations totaling $313,179, 71 other building projects and rehabilitations totaling $4,290,633, 91 buildings sold totaling $3,778,000, 111 business openings, 60 public improvements totaling $4,746,511, and over 21,397 volunteer hours worked by members of our Perry Oklahoma community!
Four Point Approach
The Main Street program's success is based on a comprehensive strategy of work, tailored to local needs and opportunities in four broad areas, called the Main Street Four Point Approach. This approach is used in all aspects of Main Street. Each of our committees corresponds to, and takes on the mission, of its namesake area while still representing Main Street as a whole.
Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.
Strengthening the district's existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
Building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.
Marketing the traditional commercial district's assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors.
|Karen Wilcox - President||Norma Jerome|
|Mike Dvorak – Secretary||Shellie Seabolt|
|Deah Stubbs – Treasurer||Betty Warner|
|Kayla Shrum - Executive Director|
|- Office Assistant|
|Betty Warner - Chairperson||David Payne (Aux)|
|Larry Belk (Aux)||Gayla Salvati (Aux)|
|Kevin Kendrick||Phil Salvati|
|Holly Mchughes||Karen Wilcox|
|Ben Passow (Aux)|
|Norma Jerome - Chairperson||Jeff Hicks|
|John Deken||Marvie Rotter|
|Mike Dvorak||Lois Smith|
|Maria Mack||Steffani Richards (Aux)|
|Vickie Malget||Michelle Taylor|
|Karen Wilcox– Chairperson||Shellie Seabolt|
|Tom Lane||Deah Stubbs|
|Fred LeValley||Betty Warner|
|Jessica Venard– Chairperson||Austin Reyes - Vice Chair|