What is it?
A city sponsored volunteer driven activity to develop a downtown business district that attracts both residents and businesses, promotes commercial investment, and spurs economic growth.
Who is involved?
Volunteers representing the community interested in the goal.
There are currently four active committees.
Organization: Responsible for managing the financial & logistical aspects including recruiting more volunteers.
Design: Develop a specific approach to physical improvements in buildings, businesses, and the downtown area.
Promotion: Develop a broader sense of promotion to “PROMOTE” downtown as the center of commerce, culture, and community life for residents and visitors.
Economic Restructuring: Develop a thorough understanding of the downtown district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental change to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property.
How Do we Do it?
By working on the development & improvement areas complementing the work of current programs (DDA, TIFA, & City commissions) and working within the City structure to make effective & productive changes
How You Can Get Involved?
Volunteer to work on specific promotional activities that interest you.
Keep updated on activities & opportunities through our mailing list and social media pages.
Flat Rock, Our Hometown needs many volunteers to plan, initiate, and execute activities and events to fulfill our mission: To develop Main Street districts that attract both residents and businesses, promote commercial investment, and spur economic growth.
Volunteers are needed to support presenting individual events such as movies and concerts in the business districts, “Fur Fest’ (pet show), Ice Cream Socials, Trunk or Treats in the Business areas, Car Shows, and even the Riverfest and Summer Blast.
We can also use volunteers on project teams to plan and initiate activities to promote our businesses including, but not limited to developing a “Business of the Week” program, Small Business Sidewalk Sales, New Business Welcome packages, and a formal Business Longevity Recognition program.
Volunteers interested in a longer term commitment to Flat Rock, Our Hometown are encouraged to join one of our 4 main committees, Organization, Design, Promotion, or Economic Restructuring which meet at least monthly and include our most active and committed volunteers. The Leadership Team coordinating all our activities meet on the third Tuesday each month at 7 PM at Salutes. All are welcome to come to these meetings to hear the updates of the current activities of Flat Rock, Our Hometown.
For more information on specific needs and opportunities to help, please feel free to contact us through our website (www.flatrockourhometown.com), or our E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com