City of Belmont

Main Street District

COMMITTEES:


DESIGN COMMITTEE

Serve on a team that is dedicated to improving the appearance of downtown through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, and beautifying the streetscape.


ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Serve on a team that supports the downtown efforts through creative fundraising efforts, partnership building with like organizations, volunteer recruitment, and keeping the public informed.


PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE

Serve on a team that re-brands and markets the downtown to potential customers, investors, new businesses, citizens and visitors through promotional materials and special events.


ECONOMIC RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE

Serve on a team that identifies, and strategically recruits new businesses to downtown while providing resources to existing businesses to help them expand or develop.


TIME COMMITMENT

The typical time commitment for a committee member is about 1 hour per month with additional hours as required by projects. 


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Commits to at least one year of service
  • Attends monthly committee and/or subcommittee meetings if appropriate
  • Works 3 to 5 hours per month outside of committee meetings
  • Attends training sessions
  • Learns about the Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization
  • Recruits/orients new members
  • Prepares in advance for meetings
  • Cooperatively drafts an annual work plan
  • Takes responsibility for projects
  • Always presents the organization positively to the public
  • Organizes work plans and keeps the committee "on-track" with work plans
  • Is a spokesperson on behalf of the committee and to the board and vice-versa
  • Communicates the committee's goals and progress to members and the public


QUALITIES OF AN EFFECTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • Has a genuine desire to lead the committee and make great things happen
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understands and teaches others about the Main Street Approach
  • Enjoys managing people and projects and is a team player
  • Maintains a positive attitude that inspires and encourages others
  • Respects other people's viewpoints and skills
  • Can manage a diverse personalities and conflicts
  • Displays integrity, self-confidence, persuasiveness, decisiveness, and creativity