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Meet CMSC’s Member Communities

At CMSC, we know creating dynamic, thriving downtowns is hard work. We understand that it takes relationship building, creativity, and a passion for continually improving Main Street. That’s why we provide our members with education & training, resources and tools to cultivate the six core components of a healthy downtown, utilizing the Four Point Approach to Main Street Management to suit their community’s unique needs.

Membership Types

Learn about the different ways communities manage their downtowns, via professional, municipal and even regional membership.

Benefits of Membership

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Membership

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Membership
Town of Suffield Town of Enfield Town of Stafford Town of Windsor Locks First Town Downtown Windsor Town of East Windsor Rockville Downtown Association, Inc. Town of Coventry Hebron-Town Center Project, Inc. Town of Windham Town of Putnam Town of Killingly Town of Plainfield Norwich Community Development Corp City of Groton Niantic Main Street Town of Essex Town of East Haddam Town of Haddam City of Meriden Town of Berlin Town of Rocky Hill Town of Farmington Town of Burlington Canton Main Street Town of New Hartford City of Torrington Town of New Milford Town of Woodbury Town of Watertown Town of Newtown (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) Town of Seymour City of Ansonia City of Derby City of Milford Town of Trumbull Town of Fairfield Wall Street Neighborhood Association Simsbury Main Street Partnership Hartford Business Improvement District Hartford - Upper Albany Main Street Manchester SSD, Downtown Mansfield Downtown Partnership (Storrs) New Britain Downtown District Main Street Waterbury Wallingford Center, Inc. Middletown Downtown Business District New London Main Street Corp. Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (New Haven) Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District City Center Danbury Northwest Hills Council of Governments Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region

Town of Suffield


Member Since 2006

Contact:

Bill Hawkins
83 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 668-3849

https://www.suffieldct.gov

Town of Enfield

 

Member Since 2006

Contact:

Laurie Whitten
820 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-6355

https://www.enfield-ct.gov

Town of Stafford

 

Member Since 2019

Contact:

Amber Wakley
1 Main Street
Stafford, CT 06076
(860) 851-0243

https://www.staffordct.org

Town of Windsor Locks

 

Member Since 2007

Contact:

Jennifer Rodriguez
Windsor Locks, CT

https://www.windsorlocksct.org

First Town Downtown Windsor

 

Member Since 1996

Contact:

Genevieve Lattimer
(860) 247-8982

https://www.firsttowndowntown.org

Town of East Windsor

 

Member Since 2020

Contact:

Jason Bowsza
11 Rye Street
Broad Brook, CT 06016
(860) 623-8122

https://www.eastwindsor-ct.gov

Rockville Downtown Association, Inc.

 

Member Since 2000

Contact:

Rene Lambert
45 West Main Street
Rockville, CT 06066
(860) 805-5610

https://www.rdact.com/index.html

Town of Coventry

 

Member Since 2018

Contact:

Eric M. Trott
1712 Main Street
Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-4062

https://www.coventryct.org

Hebron-Town Center Project, Inc.

 

Member Since 2017

Contact:

Judith Podell
P.O. Box 153
Hebron, CT 06248
(860) 205-3744

https://www.thetowncenterproject.org

Town of Windham

 

Member Since 2007

Contact:

James Bellano
979 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-3062

https://www2.windhamct.com

Town of Putnam

 

Member Since 2006

Contact:

Delpha Very
156 Main Street
Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 963-6834

https://www.putnamct.us

Town of Killingly

 

Member Since 2016

Contact:

Jill St. Clair
172 Main Street
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 779-5350

https://www.killingly.org

Town of Plainfield

 

Member Since 2019

Contact:

Mary Ann Chinatti
8 Community Avenue
Plainfield, CT 06374
(860) 830-3028

https://www.plainfieldct.org

Norwich Community Development Corp

 

Member Since 2013

Contact:

Lee Ann D'Ambrosio
66 Franklin Street
Norwich, CT 06360

https://www.askncdc.com

City of Groton

 

Member Since 2020

Contact:

Cierra Patrick
295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 440-9976

https://www.cityofgroton.com

Niantic Main Street

 

Member Since 2020

Contact:

Rita Rivera
P.O. Box 634
Niantic, CT 06357

https://discovereastlyme.com/niantic-main-street

Town of Essex

Member Since 2012

Contact:
Susan Malan
29 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426
(860) 767-4340 x149

https://www.essexct.gov

Town of East Haddam

Member Since 2018

Contact:
Emmett Lyman
P.O. Box 385
1 Plains Road
Moodus, CT 06469
(860) 87f3-5021

https://www.easthaddam.org

Town of Haddam

Member Since 2015

Contact:
Bill Warner
30 Field Park Road
Haddam, CT 06441
(860) 345-8531

https://www.haddam.org

City of Meriden

Member Since 2010

Contact:
Joseph Feest
142 East Main Street, Room 217
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 630-4152

https://www.meridenct.gov

Town of Berlin

Member Since 2019

Contact:
Chris Edge
240 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037
(860) 828-7000

https://www.berlinct.gov

Town of Rocky Hill

Member Since 2019

Contact:
Ray Carpentino
Rocky Hill, CT
(860) 258-7717

https://www.rockyhillct.gov

Town of Farmington

Member Since 2014

Contact:
Rose Ponte
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 675-2395

https://www.farmington-ct.org

Town of Burlington

Canton Main Street

Member Since 2012

Contact:
Kathy Taylor
277 Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 967-7307

https://mainstreetcanton.org

Town of New Hartford

Member Since 2015

Contact:
John Burdick
530 Main Street
P.O. Box 316
New Hartford, CT 06057
(203) 856-0770

https://www.newhartfordct.gov

City of Torrington

Member Since 2005

Contact:
Rista Malancha
140 Main Street, Room 306
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 496-5920

https://www.torringtonct.org

Town of New Milford

Member Since 2018

Contact:
Pete Bass
10 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 355-6010

https://www.newmilford.org

Town of Woodbury

Member Since 2019

Contact:
MaryEllen Edwards
281 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-3467

https://woodburyct.org

Town of Watertown

Member Since 2015

Contact:
Joe Seacrist
Town Hall Annex
424 Main Street
Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 945-4858

https://www.watertownct.org

Town of Newtown (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity)

Member Since 2013

Contact:
Christal Preszler
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 270-4271

https://sandyhookvillage.com

Town of Seymour

Member Since 2010

Contact:
R. Burke
1 First Street
Seymour, CT 06483
(203) 888-2511

https://www.seymourct.org

City of Ansonia

Member Since 2019

Contact:
Sheila O'Malley
253 Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401

https://www.cityofansonia.com

City of Derby

Member Since 2019

Contact:
Andrew Baklik
1 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 736-1496

https://www.derbyct.gov

City of Milford

Member Since 2015

Contact:
Julie Nash
70 West River Street
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 783-3230

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us

Town of Trumbull

Member Since 2020

Contact:
Riina Bakalar
Trumbull, CT
(203) 452-5043

https://www.trumbull-ct.gov

Town of Fairfield

Member Since 2015

Contact:
Mark Barnhart
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3120

https://www.fairfieldct.org

Wall Street Neighborhood Association

Member Since 2019

Contact:
Nancy McGuire
64 Wall Street, Suite 401
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 299-0101 x10

https://www.wallstreetct.org

Simsbury Main Street Partnership

Member Since 1995

Contact:
Sarah Nielsen, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-8577

https://www.shopsimsbury.com

Hartford Business Improvement District

Member Since 2005

Contact:
Jordan Polon, Executive Director
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 728-2274

https://www.hartford.com

Hartford - Upper Albany Main Street

Member Since 2000

Contact:
Marilyn Risi, Executive Director
1382 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112
(860) 768-5742

https://www.upperalbany.com

Manchester SSD, Downtown

Member Since 2005

Contact:
Joy Press, Downtown Manager
Manchester, CT
(860) 645-2101

https://www.downtownmanchester.org

Mansfield Downtown Partnership (Storrs)

Member Since 2005

Contact:
Cynthia van Zelm, Executive Director
P.O. Box 513
Storrs, CT 06268
(860) 429-2740

https://www.mansfieldmdp.org

New Britain Downtown District

Member Since 2005

Contact:
Gerry Amodio, Executive Director
66 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 229-0878

https://www.newbritaindd.com

Main Street Waterbury

Member Since 2003

Contact:
Carl Rosa, CEO
P.O. Box 1469
83 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT 06721
(203) 757-0701

https://mainstreetwaterbury.com

Wallingford Center, Inc.

Member Since 2017

Contact:
Kathy Lilley
128 Center Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 284-1807

https://wallingfordcenterinc.com

Middletown Downtown Business District

Member Since 2008

Contact:
Sandra Russo-Driska, DBD Coordinator
363 Main Street, Suite 404
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-1424

https://www.downtownmiddletown.com

New London Main Street Corp.

Member Since 1995

Contact:
P.O. Box 1428
311 State Street
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2489

https://newlondonmainstreet.org

Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (New Haven)

Member Since 2006

Contact:
Lizzy Donius, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3004, Westville Station
Westville, CT 06515
(203) 285-8539

https:/westvillect.org

Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District

Member Since 2009

Contact:
Lauren Coakley Vincent, President & CEO
938 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 908-3622

https://infobridgeport.com

City Center Danbury

Member Since 2006

Contact:
Laz Chavez, Interim Executive Director
268 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 792-1711

https://citycenterdanbury.com

Northwest Hills Council of Governments

Member Since 2010

Contact:
Jocelyn Ayer
59 Torrington Road
Suite A-1
Goshen, CT 06756
(860) 491-9884

https://northwesthillscog.org

Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region

Member Since 2006

Contact:
Nancy Cowser
19-B Thames Street
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 437-4659

https://www.secter.org

  • Professionally Managed Main Street Program
  •  Main Street Community
  • Regional Member

Membership Types

The CT Main Street Member network includes over 80 communities from across Connecticut. Membership is divided into three over-arching categories: Professionally Managed Main Street Programs, Main Street Communities and Regional Affiliate Members.

Professionally Managed Main Street Programs

are communities with a professionally managed downtown including a board of directors and chief executive officer, and often additional staff. This category includes Business Improvement Districts, where business owners within a specified area of the downtown form a group to govern their activities related to revitalizing the area. This category also includes some Professionally Managed Main Street Programs that have taken the additional step of being recognized by the National Main Street Center as Designated Communities and must adhere to national standards in order to achieve this status.

Main Street Communities

are qualified municipalities and non-profit organizations that are effective in establishing and maintaining partnerships in an effort to maintain and rejuvenate their Main Street districts.

Regional Members

represent a number of communities that participate in CMSC membership through an umbrella organization covering a specific region.

Benefits of Membership

We offer a wide array of guidance to participating CT Main Street network communities. Each CMSC member community receives a combination of in-person, online and peer-to-peer technical assistance to advance their downtown management efforts.

This includes on-site technical assistance visits with CMSC Field Services staff. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizational Development – advice and guidance to communities on how to create and sustain their Main Street organization.
  • Board Members, Staff & Committees – information for staff and volunteers to understand the Four-Point Approach to Main Street management, their roles and responsibilities, and techniques and best practices for cultivating a thriving downtown.
  • Business Development Assistance – valuable insights for understanding the downtown’s economic strengths and weaknesses and how to develop strategies and recommendations to improve the downtown business climate.
  • Promotion and Marketing Assistance – guidance to help local Main Street organizations understand how to identify and implement effective marketing strategies, as well as individual downtown promotional events and activities.
  • Design Assistance – feedback and insights on how to create a walkable, livable environment, including transit-oriented development (TOD), façade and streetscape improvements, and accessibility enhancements.
  • Planning Assistance – information and guidance for developing short-term action plans for the Main Street organization, as well as long-term plans that guide the development of the Main Street district.
  • Peer networking and educational events – exclusive trainings and special events designed specifically for CMSC Main Street members to learn from and interact with each other.

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