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What is Ocala Main Street?

Ocala Main Street (OMS) is our community’s program for improving and maintaining the heart of our community. OMS is more than a merchant’s or business association – it is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization working to revitalize downtown Ocala. Officially designated as one of the first five Main Street communities in Florida in 1985, OMS employs the National Main Street 4-Point Approach to downtown revitalization.

What is the 4-Point Approach?
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Organization

Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Promotion

Positions the downtown district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

Design

Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set that downtown district apart.

Economic Vitality

Help the downtown district reposition their districts economy through market-driven business retention & development strategies.

How does the program operate?

The most successful Main Street programs are those that receive support – both financial and volunteer – from a broad base of community stakeholders.

While Ocala Main Street is part of both the State and National network, we are locally and autonomously run by a Board of Directors. No dues are paid to the state nor national programs, so 100% of the dollars invested into Downtown Ocala stay in Downtown Ocala.

Thank you for your interest in OMS and the future vitality of downtown Ocala as it becomes a stronger core of this beautiful town! Ready to get involved? Please consider partnering with us or volunteer some of your time!

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Cumulative To Date Impact
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Private Dollars Invested
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Net New Jobs
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Volunteer Investment
Board of Directors:
Larry Bush

President
Community Member

Andrew Hinkle

Vice President & Chair, Promotions Committee
Sage Marketing

Tim Rogers

Treasurer & Chair, Design Committee
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Kyle Yancey

Secretary & Chair, Economic Vitality Committee
Seacoast Bank

Anthony Ortiz

Immediate Past-President
City of Ocala

Angie Lester

Chair, POMS State Conference Committee
Boyd Real Estate

Katie Hunnicutt

Marion County Clerk of the Court Office

Kaitlyn Wilson

HCA Healthcare

Felecia Judge

Mainstreet Community Bank

Stewart Hill

Kimley Horn

Brittany Bishop

Brittany Bishop Photography

Advisory Board
Tom McDonald

Past President
Infinite Ale Works / Pi on Broadway

Angie Lewis

Immediate Past President
Angie Lewis State Farm

Bryce Peek

Past President
The Boyd Group

Executive Director
Jessica Fieldhouse

Ocala Main Street

Contact Us at 352.421.0047
[email protected]

Ocala Main Street is sponsored by this Broadway Partner

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