The  CT Main Street Center staff is headed to the National Main Street Center’s Annual Conference in New Orleans.  We are all really excited to learn from other Main Street Programs around the country.  I am especially excited about “Upstairs Downtown”, a session about Illinois’ program that our own Come Home to Downtown Pilot was modeled after.  I am also planning to attend a session about Maine’s Green Downtown Program to learn more about how they’re bringing sustainability to historic town centers.  This could be a model for future CT programs.  Finally, I am really looking forward  to experiencing the culture of New Orleans and learning from their experiences.  I am attending a mobile workshop that will explore New Orleans Warehouse Arts District, SoHo of the South.   Susan Westa