About Harrodsburg's Main Street Program

What is a Main Street Program?

Main Street is more than just a street or a location to host the annual holiday parade!  

Main Street is a destination.  It is a look into our past.  It is a philosophy.   Main Street is a national movement that incorporates four principle areas, called 'the four points' .  When applied correctly result in a successful, vibrant central business district.

The Four Points are:  

  • Design and Historic Preservation  
  • Economic Development and Revitalization  
  • Promotion and Events  
  • Organization & Governance

These four points are addressed through four standing committees who create a workplan annually.   

Main Street America

 Main Street America has been helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique.

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Board of Directors



Harrodsburg First is governed by a board of directors.  Board members are selected from the community.  Our bylaws allow for at least 5 and no more than 11 directors.   These individuals have demonstrated an interest in downtown revitalization, historic preservation and the local business community.   

Board members are appointed to a three-year term and may serve two consecutive terms before they must sit off for at least one year.  Each board member must serve on one of our committees. 

Our Committees


 Committees are the lifeblood of any Main Street Program.  We value each member who is willing to serve, and welcome you to consider getting involved in one of these groups.  Just click on each committee to learn more about what services and programs we undertake.      

  • Design Committee 
  • Promotion Committee
  • Economic Development and Revitalization
  • Organization & Governance
  • Oktoberfest Committee
  • Christmas Committee

If you're interested in serving on one of these groups simply email us at harrodsburgfirst@gmail.com  

Partners & Affiliations


Harrodsburg First seeks partnerships that will benefit not only the downtown, but the entire community.   

Harrodsburg First Main Street Program

Mission Statement


The Mission of Harrodsburg First Main Street Program is to promote, preserve and maintain Harrodsburg's historic area with a focus aesthetics, economics and education of our historic assets 

Vision Statement


Using the Main Street Four Point Approach, we strive to transform Downtown Harrodsburg into a vibrant district by capitalizing on our historic charm, diverse architecture, and small town character. 



Our Bylaws are the rules and procedures for how our non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation will operate and be governed.