If you want to keep Main Street vibrant, clean and prosperous, you have to work at it. Lee’s Summit has made that commitment and it has paid off.
Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street program again has been named an accredited Main Street Community. The recognition comes from National Main Street Center and the Missouri Main Street Connection and is the highest award given for such revitalization.
DLSMS Board President Lynn Hinkle said volunteers deserve the credit. “Without their tireless hours, dedication and hard work, the success we’ve experienced here in Lee’s Summit would not be possible,” said Hinkle.
Lee’s Summit local programs need to meet 10 performance standards to retain the status.
The standards are the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the requirements for commercial district revitalization. The evaluation determines if communities are fostering strong public-private partnerships, tracking economic progress and preserving historic building.
Lee’s Summit is one of six Missouri communities to be reaffirmed as an accredited Main Street community.