Kathy LaPlante


Kathy La Plante has over 25 years of Main Street experience from local executive director, to state Main Street coordinator to senior program office at the National Main Street Center and Director of Coordinating Program services. For decades she has provided training and technical service assistance to hundreds of communities across the county. With her specialties with Organizational development (fundraising, board and volunteer development, strategic planning, etc.) as well as Promotion (marketing, business programs and special events, Kathy receives high praise for the wealth of examples and real experiences that she shares. Providing program assessment for both local communities and coordinating programs, her guidance and advice has been used to inspire continues revitalization efforts.


The board training session was very helpful and inspiring. The presentation will be a great resource to guide and inform the board as they take on the responsibilities of leading a Main Street organization. I will share it with all board members and keep a copy handy for reference. Thank you, Kathy!

Karen Carper
Executive Director ,
Elkins Main Street (WV)

I always enjoy your presentations! You have a precise and calm way of presenting enormous amounts of information and allowing us all to understand it. That is, you are not only well versed on the topic, you are an excellent communicator!

Steve Guttery
Director of Downtown Development,
Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce (TN)

Thank you so much for your time and education last week at the Main Street training in Springfield. Your advice and presentations were invaluable! I hope to see you again soon and I look forward to our next meeting. Thank you again for a wonderful training and all you do for our downtowns; you are very appreciated up here in Rock Island 

Avalon Thomas-Roebal
Main Street Coordinator,
Renaissance Rock Island (IL)

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