Jennifer Haskins and Mary McCorkle, with the Buffalo Downtown Association (BDA), spoke to the Buffalo City Council at their last meeting on their Mission and Vision Statement, gave some examples of what the BDA will be doing this year to improve the downtown corridor, and to have the Mayor sign the agreement with the Main Street Program.
Haskins explained their Mission Statement is to act as a catalyst for the revitalization of the downtown historic district by using the National Main Street Program's “four-point approach.”
The BDA has been working on new “winter” banners for the downtown area, which are currently up, and they are working on the next set for spring.
They have ordered hanging flower baskets for Main Street and Lobban Avenue, partnering with the Buffalo Garden Club to pick out the flowers and also with another local group to get them hung once they are ready.
Their goals for the year, according to Haskins, include the beautification of downtown including the flower baskets and banners for the four seasons as well as for special events such as Longmire Days. They will be concentrating on the Way-finding Project as well.
Haskins asked the Mayor to sign the agreement between the Wyoming Main Street Program, the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Downtown Association, stating that they support the goals of economic revitalization of downtown by using preservation, rehabilitation and beautification.
The Mayor was approved by the council to sign the agreement.