In June, 2011, National Trust Main Street Center's, Doug Loescher, lectured about the critical importance of having vibrant businesses in an historic downtown so that the work of preservationists who protect the built environment and environmentalists seeking to increase the energy efficiency of those buildings does not go to waste. As the Director for the National Trust Main Street Center, he brings more than 25 years of experience in the Main Street revitalization field.
The National Trust's Main Street Center is the leading organization for commercial district revitalization in the country, with more than 1,200 affiliated state and local programs in more than 44 states. It offers technical services and financial incentives for preservation-based economic development to create a comprehensive menu of support for traditional communities for all sizes from coast-to-coast. Read more about comprehensive sustainable revitalization initiatives from the Main Street Center.
The event was co-sponsored by ReMain Nantucket, the Nantucket Preservation Trust, and the Nantucket Atheneum.