Main Street earns classic status

  • Photo submitted — The Main Street Steering Committee pictured from left to right are Tammy Hutchinson, Peggy Vickery, Michelle Wetherbee, Dru Ann Williams, Helene Brown, Henley Cleary, Colleen Oberg, Elizabeth Brewer.
    Photo submitted — The Main Street Steering Committee pictured from left to right are Tammy Hutchinson, Peggy Vickery, Michelle Wetherbee, Dru Ann Williams, Helene Brown, Henley Cleary, Colleen Oberg, Elizabeth Brewer.
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Hartwell will be reaccredited as a Georgia and National Main Street City at the Classic Designation Level for 2020.
The city has held this designation since 1997. Recently, the office of Downtown Development at Georgia Department of Community Affairs updated the reaccreditation process requiring all communities to present activities, opportunities and successes to a panel of Main Street Professionals every three years.
“Due to the hard work of so many volunteers, our DDA Director Jason Ford and authority, the support of our city manager, Jon Herschell and the city council, I am so excited that our growing city has been reaccredited as a Classic Main Street program,” said Main Street steering committee member Peggy Vickery. “Also, without our sponsors and partnerships, we could not accomplish so many ...

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