Arts 2020

Artist Greg Collins transformed our outdoor piano. Stop by and play a few bars.

 piano at bank

Rescheduled Celebrate Lake City to Oct 20th

Lake City DIRT and the Chamber of Commerce invite you to the annual Celebrate Lake City extravaganza!  Join friends and neighbors celebrating accomplishments of local governments and nonprofit organizations on June 16th 

Don’t forget to nominate organization, business, and citizen of the year at the Chamber of Commerce (more information coming soon)!  Call DIRT at 970-596-9071 or the Chamber at 970-944-2527 with any questions.   

 Lake City Celebrate

Donate: Lake City Bucks

Join the community of Lake City, Colorado, in supporting our small businesses and residents as we get through the COVID-19 challenge together.Consider a donation today to Lake City Bucks - a restricted fund program to pay for essential needs for residents at local Lake City businesses.   Funds will be spent at local businesses for essential needs of residents.  

All contributions are tax-deductible.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/lake-city-bucks

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COVID-19 Business help for Lake City / Hinsdale County

Lake City DIRT, our Chamber of Commerce, Hinsdale County and the Town are committed to advocating for and accessing resources for our local business owners impacted by the this pandemic.  Find state and regional info here (https://www.lakecity.com/2-uncategorised/129-everlasting-lake-city)

DIRT Designated 'Accredited Main Street America™ Program'

Lake City, Colorado (March 1, 2020) – Lake City DIRT has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™

 “These programs deserve recognition for becoming accredited and generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history. Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. 

Lake City DIRT’s performance is annually evaluated by the Colorado Main Street program under the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

Since Lake City DIRT’s acceptance into the program in 2005, we have met or exceeded the standards for accreditation every year, thanks to hard work of our Board of Directors, project volunteers, and through the support of our local governments.  Thank you, community.  

ABOUT MAIN STREET AMERICA

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $78.98 billion in new public and private investment, generated 640,017 net new jobs and 143,613 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 284,936 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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