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Envision Williamston Board of Directors

Envision Williamston Board of Directors

The Board of Directors thanks everyone who volunteers or sponsors any of our events. Without you, we couldn’t be making all of the amazing improvements/updates in the Town.

We all Love this Town and are honored to get to sit on the Board of Directors for Envision Williamston and Work Hand in Hand with the Town of Williamston.

If you have ideas or suggestions, feel free to email it to EWBoardMembers@gmail.com.

Fall / Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Fall Is In The Air. Time To Decorate The Town With Scarecrows and Fall Decor. Applications are Available AT Town Hall and on Envision Williamstons Facebook Page and Below.
Read more about the EW Scarecrow Decorating Contest
Printable Application – Click Here

EW Update

Envison Williamston is currently in the process of reorganizing.

COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Envision Williamston, like so many other organizations, put a number of projects, events and promotional plans on hold during 2020. We hope to return our mission of promoting the Town of Williamston soon!

Envision Williamston Re-opens Application Process for 2019. Application Deadline is January 31, 2019.

Due unforseen circumstances, Mr. Travis McCurly will not be able to fulfill his obligation as winner of the Main Street Challenge.  The Envision Williamston Board of Directors voted to reopen the application process.  Applications are available now and must be turned in by end of business day on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Click here to download the application.  The winner will be chosen by the end of February 2020, and should be prepared to have their business open to the public no later than June 1, 2020.  For questions, please contact Tony Brown, Envision Williamston, Executive Director at 864-847-7473 or tony.brown.ew@gmail.com.

Envision Williamston awarded two new grants

Envision Williamston is excited to announce that the Town of Williamston has been selected as the recipient of two grant awards for the Town’s newly developed Economic Development initiatives.

In the spring 2016, the Town adopted the Envision Williamston Community Master Plan. Within it, there are several streetscaping and economic development initiatives highlighted to help bring out a much needed facelift to the Town and advance its economic vitality.

Since then, Envision Williamston has pulled together a strategic team of professionals and concerned citizens to work on the design and implementation of some key project recommendations. One is aptly named “Best Look, Best Talent Project,” a multi-pronged approach geared toward improving the Town’s assets through community placemaking. As a direct result of these planning efforts, the Town was selected as one of eight towns to receive a $25,000 Hometown Economic Development Grant that is being awarded by the Municipal Association of South Carolina. The Palmetto Business Association and the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor are providing the necessary matching grant funds for the project. The project is comprised of two phases. Phase 1 will include a Façade Improvement Grant Program that will incentivize local merchants to begin the process of creating an attractive array of storefronts in the downtown historic corridor. In Phase 2, researchers and architectural designers will conduct The Mustang Alley Feasibility Study to complement the façade program. The Feasibility Study will explore possible creation of an event-oriented alleyway or pocket park. The study is designed to formulate the design options; assess their feasibility; and determine the potential return of investment.

The second award is for the separately funded “Main Street Challenge Grant Award Program.” This economic development project will incentivize new businesses to utilize some of the vacant storefronts in town. Innovate Anderson, a public/private economic development organization, has awarded $10,000 to match the Town’s initial investment on a 1:1 basis.

Both the Main Street Challenge and the Best Look, Best Talent Project are timely and essential to the Town’s future. Together, they will generate a quick visual improvement, foster economic vitality, and provide valuable information for future decision making. “Each project builds upon the other and will be guided by local leaders. However, these projects would not be possible without the generous support from our community and state partners,” says Sonya Crandall, Executive Director for Envision Williamston.

For further information, please contact Sonya Crandall at 864-650-7075 or sonyacew@gmail.com, or go to www.envisionwilliamston.com.

 

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