Main Street & Downtown Improvement Services

The vision of the Vernon Main Street Program is that our central downtown area develops as the center of the community where residents and visitors can enjoy a vibrant and growing town with unique and diverse shopping and dining opportunities, with a continuing emphasis on our historic buildings and our cultural heritage as a farming and ranching community along the Great Western Trail.

The mission of the Vernon Main Street Program is to uphold preservation and rehabilitation of our historic downtown, to positively impact its economic and social health, and to promote our future by effectively using community and personal resources within the Four-Point Approach of Organization, Design, Economic Restructuring and Promotion.

In order to accomplish this mission, the Vernon Main Street Program works with four committees made up of downtown merchants, property owners and representatives of local community organizations, to develop and administer programs, projects, activities and events to promote and improve Vernon's downtown. These projects include a Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program, a Physical Improvement (Beautification) Matching Grant Program, a Coop Advertising Program, community clean-up events, and numerous promotional events and activities designed to attract shoppers and diners to downtown Vernon.

Main Street Advisory Board

The activities of the Vernon Main Street Program are guided and advised by the Main Street Advisory Board. This Board meets regularly to oversee the Main Street Program and to offer downtown improvement related policy recommendations to both the Vernon City staff and the Vernon City Commission. All meetings of the Main Street Advisory Board and of the Main Street Committees are open to the public.

Main Street Grant Applications

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