P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, Today we celebrate with Mainstreet Piqua the 25 years of commitment to our beautiful downtown in the City of Piqua; and
WHEREAS, Mainstreet Piqua has remained committed to revitalization through historic preservation and economic development initiatives in our downtown district; and
WHEREAS, Piqua’s Mainstreet program has been instrumental in helping locally-owned downtown businesses prosper and grow; and
WHEREAS, under Mainstreet Piqua’s Director Lorna Swisher’s the following events take place every year in our downtown with great success: Christmas on the Green, Piqua’s Downtown Community Farmer’s Market, the Downtown Chocolate Walk, the Horse Parade, the Taste of the Arts event, the Downtown Christmas Parade, the annual Duck Drop, the Holly Jolly 5k/10k Run, the Groovy Gourd Run and these are just to name a few; and
WHEREAS, Lorna has been instrumental in establishing collaborative partnerships in our City with the Piqua Arts Council, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Piqua and our Downtown Business Owners; and
WHEREAS, the Mainstreet Piqua program has set a standard of excellence that makes our community stand out in the State of Ohio and we are very proud of the recognitions received and thankful for Mainstreet Piqua’s 25 years of dedication to our City!
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby congratulate Mainstreet Piqua for their successful twenty-five years in our downtown and we thank Lorna Swisher for her commitment to the Mainstreet program and to our Community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 25th day of September 2018.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR