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Reinventing Fredericksburg: What Is Your Vision?

By Susan Larson

The Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative (FMSI) is hosting a brainstorming session from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in the community room at the Free Lance-Star, 616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg.

Executive Director Ann Glave distributed six questions to help shape the group’s vision for reinventing Fredericksburg in the process of downtown revitalization, and asked participants to come with ideas in hand.

Think about your vision of the future of Fredericksburg through the five senses. What will downtown revitalization success look, sound, smell, and taste like in the future?
Why is downtown Fredericksburg special to you personally?
How do you wish downtown Fredericksburg were better?
What will downtown revitalization success feel like emotionally?
What do you want downtown Fredericksburg to be known for in ten years?
What activities and businesses do you hope to enjoy downtown in ten years?

“Forming our vision is a critical step,” said Glave.  “It will be used as one of our criteria in moving forward with the Main Street Four-Point Approach and projects for Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative.”

Everyone is welcome at the meeting: business owners representing the restaurant, retail and service industries; business property owners (large and small); residents (owned and rented); shoppers of downtown; city officials; organizations; tourists … anyone interested in the future of downtown Fredericksburg.

An RSVP by phone 540-479-1595 or email [email protected] is requested.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send your comments to [email protected] or talk to one of the board members.

Board Members are:

Executive Director – Ann Glave
President- Scarlett Suhy-Pons – Artist and Co-Owner of PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Vice President- Wilson H. Greenlaw, Jr. – Vice President Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
Treasurer- Sue Bridi – Vice President, Union First Market Bank
Secretary- Dolores D. Lecky- Owner of LibertyTown Arts Workshop
Board Member- Andi Gabler – Owner of The Schooler House Bed & Breakfast
Board Member- Dave Minckler – Owner of Raven Hi-Fi
Board Member- Jeffrey Scott- President of Advantage Business Advisors

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