CLOVIS MAINSTREET…is looking for a few good men and women!

Clovis, NM (June 3, 2013) Clovis MainStreet is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in our historic downtown district.

Clovis MainStreet is a grassroots, volunteer driven, 501c3 dedicated to the revitalization of the historic commercial core of Clovis, NM. This district represents our past – our community story – and we want to preserve and improve this beautiful area for our children to enjoy. We have accomplished a lot in the last ten years, but there is still a lot to do.

We are looking for volunteers to serve on task squads and our board of directors.

Task Squads are short-term projects that are volunteer driven and don’t require a long-term time commitment. Some of our tasks include: Façade Squad (painting building facades), Flower Power (planting and maintaining some of the pots on Main Street), Taste This! Event (annual fund raiser), Wind Festival (signature event), Clean-Up Day, poster distribution for community events, walking tours, business recruitment, streetscape improvements, web site updates… and more! If there is something you are passionate about, we can find a task that connects with what YOU want to do.

The Board of Directors is a working board and requires a three year commitment.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact the Clovis MainStreet office.

Clovis MainStreet and the UNM DPAC

Lyceum Theater

Can you name the three historic theaters in the Clovis MainStreet District? (We will tell you at the end of this post…)

Last Friday and Saturday Clovis MainStreet welcomed students and faculty from the University of New Mexico’s Design and Planning Assistance Center along with NM MainStreet staff to kick off a new project. The students toured the three historic theaters in the MainStreet District, met with the owners, and discussed the current uses and plans for the theaters. They had dinner a the Rock and Roll Museum (Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and Taco Box!) to learn more about the music history of Clovis and visited with members of the Clovis MainStreet board about the vision and mission of the program for the MainStreet district.

They took lots of pictures, measurements and some more pictures before they climbed back on the bus to head back to Albuquerque.

small - mesa

Now the work begins. The students will spend the next couple of months dreaming big for the theaters. Creating ideas for preserving the integrity of the current design of the theaters and looking at potential uses and integration of the theaters into a “theater district.”

They will return in March to share their ideas with our community.

It was a great visit and we appreciate their partnering with us on the project … we are very excited to see their ideas in March for the Mesa Theater (owned by Clovis Community College), Lyceum Theater (owned by the City of Clovis) and the State Theater (privately owned).