As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ developed by the National Trust Main Street Center. Virginia Main Street offers a range of services and assistance to communities interested in revitalizing their historic commercial districts. While the program was designed to address the need for revitalization and on-going management of smaller to mid-sized downtowns, aspects of the Main Street Approach™ may be applied successfully in other commercial settings.
The Department of Economic Development and Tourism works to create a positive business and tourism climate for Fredericksburg. The Visitor Center and several promotion events – Restaurant Weeks, Window Wonderland, to name a few, fall under their umbrella. Perfect partner for Fredericksburg VA Main Street since we both desire a vibrant Downtown for visitors and thriving economy for the Businesses.
The Economic Development Authority acts as a catalyst for responsible economic growth that improves Fredericksburg’s quality of life. The EDA receives its funding from annual fees derived from the issuance of bonds for qualified borrowers. It has several matching grant programs that promote downtown revitalization, commercial building façade improvements, business development and expansion, strengthening of the city’s arts businesses, special events and non-profit projects related to economic development.
Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) is the trade association for more than 1500 Realtors® and 130 affiliate members serving the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline and in the surrounding counties of Westmoreland, Louisa, Orange, Prince William and in Northern Virginia. FAAR provides members with resources to deliver professional and ethical service and advocates for issues impacting real estate. FAAR provides volunteers, grants, education opportunities to FVMS.
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, and Events
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation, and Events Department is a municipal recreation department that provides comprehensive year around programming for sports, fitness, nature, special events and nature programs for all ages. The department operates and maintains 21 outdoor spaces that offer and encourage activities on our walking trails, playgrounds, swimming pool and the Rappahannock River. The mission of FPRE is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities. FPRE partners with FVMS on programs such as Downtown 31, Outdoor Movie Night, Downtown Events, services and communication.
Tree Fredericksburg restores and maintains a vibrant urban forest in the City of Fredericksburg. Partnering with the City of Fredericksburg and non-profit groups on tree related efforts. They recruit and utilize volunteers with planting and maintaining trees for first two years of the tree while raising money through grants and fundraising events. Educating and training the public on the care and benefits of trees are a vital part of Tree Fredericksburg along with preserving the natural forested areas and the greenways within the city.
The purpose of this commission is to ensure effective planning and maintenance of landscape elements and amenities, and to encourage a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment in our city. The commission will serve the general welfare of the citizens and visitors of the City of Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Parent and Family is the premier local family magazine for the greater Rappahannock region. In its sixteenth year of publication, the magazine is distributed throughout Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and Prince William counties. A strong partner with the family friendly events, like the Downtown Fall events – Scarecrow Contest, Outdoor Movie Night and Treats on the Streets.
Active partners with Fredericksburg VA Main Street in form of educational classes for the Downtown businesses, public service awareness campaigns (i.e. Feet First) for the community and the Downtown Fall events – Scarecrow Contest, Outdoor Movie Night and Treats on the Streets.
Celebrating 32 years in 2017, this community civic minded organization meets every Wednesday morning at the Fredericksburg Baptist Church. Well know for their pancake breakfast on the day of the Christmas Parade, and other community project, they were the leaders in the Downtown Scarecrow Contest which began in 2015 which has resulted in several collaborations and many visitors to Downtown.
A wonderful resource with the headquarters located in Downtown Fredericksburg that has partnered with Main Street in providing tools to the organization and the Downtown Businesses.