The Portales MainStreet Program was incorporated in 2003; however, the program was active prior to this through volunteer driven projects and activities. Our organization is a designated 501 (c) 3 non-profit and is a designated and certified MainStreet program through the New Mexico MainStreet Program and National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The board consists of volunteer members, whom follow a Four-Point Approach to activities and project focusing on the areas of organization, promotion, design, and economic positioning that work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort. The Portales MainStreet Board is responsible for overseeing the programs activities, projects, financials, certifications, and connectivity to the community.
The Portales MainStreet Program is structured based on community involvement and public private partnerships to revitalize and rejuvenate the downtown Portales district by creating an inviting downtown atmosphere and sparking economic development within the realm of historic preservation.
The Portales MainStreet Program has conducted many projects downtown, many of which through partnerships with the City of Portales and Roosevelt County, including special events, The YAM Theater renovation project, the Roosevelt County Courthouse Improvement projects, decorative street lights, business recruitment and retention, Downtown Comprehensive Master Plan and Zoning Code, façade improvement grants, and many more.
Portales MainStreet will, in partnership with merchants and community, act as a catalyst for the development of business and the enhancement for quality of life through the revitalization of the Downtown Portales area, driven by a sense of urgency and importance.
To develop Downtown Portales into a beautiful, restored and rejuvenated historic area that invites and encourages the development of current and future business through professional and cultural endeavors.