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Norma Ramirez de Miess

2014 National Main Streets Conference exhibitor 2011 Nationl Main Streets Conference exhibitor 2012 Nationl Main Streets Conference exhibitor

Experienced in disaster relief, heritage tourism, nonprofit management, and Main Street, she brings 20+ years of proactive leadership in community development. Previously named among The 25 Most Influential Latino Leaders in the Chicago Land, Norma was honored with a Proclamation from the City of Elgin for successfully building one of the largest and most diverse Downtown revitalization programs in Illinois.

Norma developed the National Trust Main Street Center’s diversity services, promoting initiatives that increase understanding on the process of involvement and business approach of multi-cultural communities. She is also involved in fostering international collaboration with organizations and governments implementing the Main Street Approach in Taiwan, Mexico, and Panama.

Norma is a regular national and state-wide conference speaker. Her sessions are filled with motivation and down to earth strategies for recognizing community’s assets, building proactive community engagement, and strengthening the local economies. Norma also serves as faculty for community revitalization training for NeighborWorks America.

  • Specializing In:

  • Onsite technical assistance and training workshops in Downtown & Commercial District Revitalization. Areas of interest and expertise include:
    Organizational Development / Nonprofit Management / Visioning / Strategic Planning Leadership development / Volunteer Management / Staff Transition Planning
    Communication / Community Engagement / Partnership Development
    Positioning / Image Building / Marketing
    Business Retention / Supporting Existing businesses / Entrepreneurship
    Diversity Initiatives / Multicultural Inclusion & Outreach
    Heritage Tourism / Promotion
    Disaster & Emergency Relief
  • Clients:

  • Delaware Downtown
    Florida Main Street
    Georgia Main Street
    Iowa State University
    Main Street Iowa, NTMSC Program Officer
    Main Street New Jersey, NTMSC Program Officer
    Main Street South Carolina, NTMSC Program Officer
    Michigan Main Street Center, NTMSC Program Officer
    Missouri Main Street Connection, NTMSC Program Officer
    Oklahoma Main Street Center, NTMSC Program Officer
    Taiwan's Corporate Synergy Development Center
    Texas Main Street Program
    NeighborWorks America
    New Mexico Main Street
    Wisconsin Main Street
    U.S. Department of State


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Norma Ramirez de Miess

Norma Ramirez de Miess

National Trust for Historic Preservation

1785 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036

202.213.6720 phone

National Trust Main Street Center

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