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What is Ocala Main Street?

Ocala Main Street (OMS) is our community’s program for improving and maintaining the heart of our community. OMS is more than a merchant’s or business association – it is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization working to revitalize downtown Ocala. Officially designated as one of the first five Main Street communities in Florida in 1985, OMS employs the National Main Street 4-Point Approach to downtown revitalization.

What is the 4-Point Approach?
Organization

 

Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Promotion

 

Positions the downtown district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

Design

 

Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set that downtown district apart.

Economic Vitality

 

Help the downtown district reposition their districts economy through market-driven business retention & development strategies.

How is the program funded?

The most successful Main Street programs are those that receive support – both financial and volunteer – from a broad base of community stakeholders.

Thank you for your interest in OMS and the future vitality of downtown Ocala as it becomes a stronger core of this beautiful town. Ready to get involved? Please consider partnering with us or volunteer some of your time!

Board of Directors:
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Ocala Main Street Board of Directors 2021

Ted Schatt

President
Schatt, McGraw, Rauba & Mutarelli

Anthony Ortiz

Vice-President

Ocala Fire Rescue

Kristen Dreyer

Secretary
Remax Premier Realty

Tim Rogers

Treasurer
Anchor Accounting Services

Tom Ingram

Mainstreet Community Bank

Ken Smith

Foundation Services of Central Florida

Tito Comas

Grafito

Larry Bush
Angie Lester

Immediate Past President

Boyd Real Estate

Advisory Board
Tom McDonald

Past President
Infinite Ale Works / Pi on Broadway

Angie Lewis

Immediate Past President
Angie Lewis State Farm

Bryce Peek

Past President
The Boyd Group

Executive Director
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Leighton Okus

Ocala Main Street

[email protected]  |  352.572.7556

Ocala Main Street is sponsored by this Broadway Partner

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