Picayune Main St, Inc

200 Highway 11, South
P.O. Box 1656
Picayune, MS  39466
Phone: 601-799-3070
Fax:  601-749-3319
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Picayune Main Street, Inc. invites you to join us, a group of volunteers, who participate in and work to advance a new vision for our community.

This vision encompasses renewed and thriving retail and service businesses, professional and government offices, and restaurants. Our vision includes downtown revitalization, a new walking track for citizens, new lighting for our downtown area, and comfortable benches for sitting. A downtown area people feel comfortable to live, work, shop and play.

Picayune Main Street’s Mission is Downtown Revitalization and Historic Preservation. 

In an active Main Street community, the downtown is the traditional center for social, cultural, and the economic activity core which helps make communities great places to live, work and play.  

Downtown is the heart of any city. It is Picayune Main Street’s job to keep our heart healthy. You cannot have a healthy body without a healthy heart and the same thing applies to our community. Even though Picayune Main Street, Inc. events are in Historic Downtown Picayune these events have an economic impact on the entire community.

Picayune Main Street, Inc. applies the National Main Street Four-Point Approach- D.O.P.E

Design; Organization; Promotion and Economic Vitality, to organize our program’s goal, to plan for our future, preserve our rich resources and promote a thriving downtown district.

Our organization has an active Board of Directors; a fantastic volunteer group and a working relationship with City of Picayune and Pearl River County elected and appointed officials.

Picayune Main Street, Inc was designated 501©3 non-profit organization in 1998. The organization is governed by a board of directors, which is responsible for establishing policy, reviewing, and monitoring committee work plans in progress. The board participates in fund-raising, membership campaigns and serves on one of the 4-point committees. Picayune Main Street, Inc. is committed to sponsoring programs which fulfill our goals: historic preservation, community education and lessening the burden of local government.

Mission of Picayune Main Street, Inc. is to preserve the historic character and integrity of the downtown commercial and residential district; to enhance the culture and quality of life through active community involvement.

Vision for Picayune as a progressive Southern city which offers an excellent quality of life yet maintains its unique charm. Picayune Main Street, Inc. invites you to join us, a group of volunteers, who participate in and work to advance a new vision for our community:

  • a clean well-lighted and inviting appearance day and night
  • attractive storefronts occupied with a variety of appealing retail and service businesses
  • activities that attract and benefit area residents, visitors and industry
  • a creative and lively center where people will want to live, shop, work, play and invest

You can help make this happen. Supporters and volunteers – people just like you. Main Street Members are people who may or may not live or work in Picayune’s downtown area, but they are people who envision a place that is attractive, thriving and lively, active seven days a week. A town you can be proud to show off to visiting family and friends.

Your membership in Picayune Main Street, Inc. will provide support for the operational work of the organization. This support helps provide Main Street with a staff and the cost of office expenses, sponsor events, and promotions. Membership fees also support the activities of our volunteer committees: Promotion, Design, Economic Restructuring and Special Events. Membership support is a critical piece of the public-private partnership “pie” that is making it possible to achieve Picayune Main Street goals.

Main Street goals are high. We plan to move quickly to make our community look and work better. We want those who walk around our town to feel safe and comfortable. We want to make sure our small retail and large companies thrive and expand. Main Street wants to attract new shops, services, housing, and entertainment opportunities.

Join Picayune Main Street, Inc. today to help provide Picayune’s citizens and future citizens with a well-lit, active, clean and safe community.

Board of Directors

President:
- Ted Barze
Vice President:
- Norman Howell
Secretary:
- Julie B. Samples
Treasurer:
- Tim Hart
Emeritus:
- Bill Edwards
Members:
- Tom Milar
- Eileen Baker
- Jessica Tebo
- Suzan Wilson
- James Howell
- Angie Cross
- Rob Davidson

Staff

Director:
-
Reba Beebe

Assistant:
-
Jo Scheel

 

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