The City of Orlando recognizes the important role neighborhood commercial districts play in the overall health of the City’s neighborhoods. Sound neighborhood commercial areas contribute to a good quality of life. It can be a positive attraction and a competitive advantage in retaining existing neighborhood residents and attracting new ones. To meet this need, the City of Orlando is offering business district revitalization support to Orlando neighborhood commercial districts.
Orlando Main Street Program districts are chosen using a competitive selection process. Each district receives financial and technical assistance and intensive training in the Main Street approach from Orlando Main Street and the National Main Street Center. In turn, each Main Street organization hires a full time Executive Director, raises matching funds, incorporates its organization and implements its programs according to an annual work plan.
Under the joint supervision of the DSNID’s Advisory Board and the DSMS Board of Directors; with day to day supervision being performed by the DSMS President, the executive director for the DSNID and DSMS (the “Executive Director”) will be responsible for directing and managing the following: planning activities, project coordination, performance of the activities associated with the DSNID Area’s Growth Management Plan, the DSMS’s annual program of work, and the Taxing District’s infrastructure development activities. This work is to be done with an emphasis on DSNID’s and DSMS’s business growth and infrastructure improvements which will lead to economic revitalization and significant job growth; all within the context of economic development and historic preservation.