Excitingly, the Virginia Main Street (VMS) network is growing – welcome to Nancy Alexander (Farmville) and David Green (Altavista)!
Over the past several months, Farmville Downtown Partnership (FDP), an Advancing Virginia Main Street (AVMS) organization, has been searching for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to serve as the new executive director for the local Main Street program. Enter Nancy Alexander! She will help the board of directors effectively leverage local, regional and national resources to support and connect key stakeholders, bolster economic vitality downtown and improve quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Learn more about Nancy below and why she’s excited for this new opportunity!
After graduating from the Middle Tennessee State University preservation program, I started as a regional preservation planner based in Columbus, Georgia. After that, I moved on to become the statewide Main Street Manger for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and then transitioned to the local level in Shelbyville, Kentucky where I focused on vision planning for small communities and designed the Small Towns Program for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
In 1992, I relocated to Orange, VA to manage their Main Street program and ended up on a winding path. I left my Main Street career to manage the house and grounds of an historic estate, and then I went on to organize/manage the Montpelier Hunt Races and special events at James Madison’s Montpelier for several years. From there, I opened a housekeeping company that provided high-end housekeeping services throughout central Virginia. I retired in 2020 but decided retirement wasn’t for me. I wanted to return to Main Street, and I am delighted that the Farmville Downtown Partnership has offered me the opportunity to join their team! – Nancy Alexander
Farmville, Virginia is the Beat of the Heartland, where community, cuisine, arts and culture, outdoor adventure and entertainment intersect to form an attractive, fun and connected downtown. Next time you’re in southern Virginia, consider visiting Downtown Farmville for a great experience, and say hello to Nancy if you see her around town!
Photo Credit (Nancy Alexander) – Zachary Whitlow
Photo Credit (Downtown Farmville) – Farmville Downtown Partnership
Altavista On Track (AOT), an Advancing Virginia Main Street (AVMS) organization, welcomed a new director last month to help the board of directors support downtown businesses and organize family-friendly community events that encourage people to visit Altavista throughout the year! David Green is no newcomer to Altavista, having moved to the community in the late 1997. Before transitioning into public education, teaching eighth grade Social Studies for 15 years, David worked at the local government level in numerous positions and his volunteer spirit shines bright through his involvement in various civic organizations and other causes!
My wife and I love this community where we raised our two daughters, Emma and Mollie. We stayed here in Altavista because it has so much to offer, especially for a small town. As the new Executive Director of AOT, I look forward to working with downtown merchants, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Altavista and other groups and individuals to help Altavista thrive! – David Green
Situated on the banks of the Staunton River, Altavista’s historic downtown district is the heart of this small town. It’s a place where entrepreneurs can succeed and families are enriched. The local Main Street program seeks to ensure Downtown Altavista remains the economic core and cultural heartbeat of the community for generations to come! If you’re ever in the area, visit Downtown Altavista and be sure to say hello to David if you see him around town!
Photo Credit (David Green) – Altavista On Track
Photo Credit (Downtown Altavista) – Altavista On Track