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Lauren Adkins

2010 National Main Streets Conference exhibitor 2011 Nationl Main Streets Conference exhibitor 2012 Nationl Main Streets Conference exhibitor

Lauren is passionate about engaging people in revitalizing their commercial districts and has developed several special workshops and individual consultations designed to increase volunteerism and develop new leadership. Just because it's hard doesn't mean it can't be done. Conflict in our field is a common issue as we struggle with difficult issues. Lauren has led large teams of urban planners working to resolve community-wide disagreements about the future direction and also led small interventions between individual. No, she has never fired a volunteer but after some heartfelt conversations, she has helped some people find a better role within their Main Street programs. Her humor and depth of experience make her an outstanding trainer and compassionate consultant for individual programs.

  • Specializing In:

  • Main Street Approach
    Strategic Planning
    Board Roles and Responsibilities
    Fundraising Plan Development
    Volunteer Development
    Strategic Planning
    Program Assessments
    Work Plan Development
    Vision and Mission Statement Development
    Conflict resolution
  • Clients:

  • Louisiana Main Street
    Main Street West Virginia
    Downtown Colorado Inc.
    Baltimore Main Streets
    Mississippi Main Street Association
    Tennessee Main Street Program
    Main Street Maryland
    Michigan Main Street
    Virginia Main Street
    California Main Street Association
    Jamestown (NY) Development Corporation
    Orlando Main Streets
    Oklahoma Main Street
    New York City Department of Small Business Services
    Singapore Tourism Promotion Board
    Burlington (Ontario) Economic Development Corporation
    Economic Development Association of British Columbia
    Guest Lecturer
    Catholic University
    George Washington University


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