Conroe designated as incoming 2022 Texas Main Street community by state historical commission

The city of Conroe was designated as an incoming member of the 2022 Texas Main Street program following an announcement during the Texas Downtown Association Annual Conference in Denton on Nov. 3. (Courtesy city of Conroe)
The city of Conroe was designated as an incoming member of the 2022 Texas Main Street program following an announcement during the Texas Downtown Association Annual Conference in Denton on Nov. 3. (Courtesy city of Conroe)

The city of Conroe was designated as an incoming member of the 2022 Texas Main Street program following an announcement during the Texas Downtown Association Annual Conference in Denton on Nov. 3. (Courtesy city of Conroe)

The city of Conroe has been designated as a Texas Main Street community by the Texas Historical Commission, one of 89 cities statewide to carry the designation, according to a Nov. 3 release from the city. The Texas Historical Commission selects up to five communities each year for the official Texas Main Street designation, of which Conroe is an incoming member for 2022, according to the release.

The Texas Main Street program seeks to revitalize historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts, according to the release, including retaining, expanding and recruiting small businesses and creating new jobs.


"I am excited about the impact that this designation will bring to downtown Conroe and what the services and benefits offered by the program will provide our property owners, businesses, entrepreneurs and to the city as a whole," City Administrator Paul Virgadamo said in the release.

The Texas Main Street program, which will seek to stimulate private-sector investment in downtown to further business and job growth, will be managed by Downtown Manager Frank Robinson for the city of Conroe, according to the release.

"This designation is going to help open up new doors of economic opportunities for our downtown to attract businesses, plan new activities and promote tourism," Mayor Jody Czajkoski said in the release.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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