Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Boyne City in race for national Main Street of the year
(From the Petoskey News-Review) The city of Boyne City has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2011 national Great American Main Street Awards. Since 1995 the National Trust for Historic Preservation has chosen 10 semifinalists a year from a nationwide pool of applicants who are later narrowed to five finalists, and Boyne City is one step away from joining the short list of elite winners. "It's great recognition for what we've done in the community. This will draw attention to what we have here and it will benefit everyone," said Hugh Conklin, Boyne City Main Street Program manager. In September the Boyne City Main Street program was selected as the best program in the state based on its achievements throughout the year and the use of the Main Street's approach to development. According to Conklin, after Boyne City won the state-level achievement they were encouraged to apply for the national award. Full story.