Two of the Greater Bandon Association’s major obligations as a Main Street organization are the preservation of our historical assets and the physical appearance of our town. Regarding economic development, we will attract visitors and new businesses only if our town is in top physical shape. This is the work of the volunteers on our Design committee.
So, what are some examples of the activities we engage in? We improve the overall maintenance for the town with community wide cleanup campaigns. We improve the visual and physical impression of our business district by developing financial incentives like façade improvement grants, doing cleanup days like painting doors and trim, or putting together flower baskets or planting more flowers. We are working on signage beginning first with replacing or refreshing existing signs to get people around our community. We are creating more gathering places and green spaces that the public can use.
If these activities really interest you or if you would like to see more of this going on in Bandon, let us now! We are more than just about Old Town. What happens on Highway 101 or in City Park can make just as an important impression of our town to those coming from the outside.
For now, because of indoor gathering restrictions, our Design committee is meeting via Zoom. If you are interested in our work and would like to help, we invite you to join us for our next meeting on February 18 at 10:30. We are not asking you to volunteer for the Design committee or to one of the jobs the committee is working on although we would be more than happy to have your help. Instead, we offer a chance to learn more about what the committee is doing as well as have a chance to input in the direction of our work.
If you would like to join our conversation, let us know and we will send you a link and Zoom invitation to our discussion. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook at Greater Bandon Association, comment on our website www.greaterbandon.org or text or call us at 541-297-2342. We will get the link to that Zoom gathering on February 18th.