A successful Main Street program depends on volunteerism. Be it in the role of a board member or helping sweep the sidewalks of downtown, our volunteers provide a magnitude of wealth and best of all, we have fun doing it! Throughout the year, volunteers are needed for Clean-Up Days, for events such as Memorial Weekend in Mitchell, Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo and during the Corn Palace Festival, delivering flyers and on our Street Team. Many more opportunities exist to volunteer and we can always find a way to utilize your enthusiasm for Mitchell Main Street & Beyond and its endeavors.
Meet some of our volunteers
Mark has been involved with MMS&B since its start in 2008. He currently serves on the Economic Restructuring and Foundation Committees. “I’ve been in a number of different metro areas where they’ve restored Main Street and downtown areas into multi-use developments. It's attractive and those are the places I like to go visit. There is character and uniqueness to those places. Having grown up here, I felt it was important to be part of the change to do the same thing to Mitchell.” Mark says his favorite part of Mitchell Main Street is the architectural character of the buildings. But a close second are the local shops. “They are very personal and comfortable.” MMS&B thanks Mark and all its volunteers for their hard work!
Amy has been with MMS&B for four years and currently serves on the Design Committee. She also was a past chair, and is involved with the Palace City Pedalers, which works with MMS&B on Bike to Work Day. Amy found MMS&B while looking for a loft in downtown Mitchell. "We didn't find one, so I got hooked up with the design committee through an architect in town to offer some outside perspective on what people would like to see." What does she love most about Main Street? The hopefulness of its supporters. "They are hopeful of making Main Street more viable and vibrant and they are really coming together to do that."
Bobbie is our board secretary with Mitchell Main Street & Beyond, and serves on the Organizational and Development Committees. In response to why Bobbie volunteers with our downtown organization, she says: "Downtown is the heart of the city. I lived in downtown Mitchell for seven years as a youth, and I'd like to feel the same vibe I felt back then for all ages."