Historic downtown Alexander City, AL beautification project
Organized by: Meridith Collari
Leadership Lake Martin is a group of informed, committed, qualified, and concerned citizens that volunteer their time to guide the future of the Lake Martin area and improve the quality of life. The class of 2016 - 2017 has chosen to revitalize historic downtown Alexander City, AL to enourage traffic & new business growth in the area.
The city was once a thriving community with Russell Athletics headquartered here. When Russell Athletics was purchased in 2006, the Headquarters was moved to Kentucky. This was devastating to the work force based here as well as other local businesses that supported that workforce. Alexander City is in the process of reinventing itself and the historic downtown area needs help recruiting new business. The area has been neglected and many buildings are in severe disrepair.
The Leadership Lake Martin "Blue Team**" would like to do the following:
1) Design and purchase 20 banners to be mounted on the decorative 16' light posts that meander through the downtown area. Approximate cost: $3,000
2) Purchase and install hanging plants to also be mounted on the decorative 16' light posts throughout downtown. We would like to dedicate these to Veterans &/or Active Service Members with a plaque beneath. Approximate cost: $3,000
3) Close off a dangerous alley between the 33 & 41 Main Street Buildings and build a public space for everyone to enjoy. This would include new brick pavers on the ground, outdoor seating, fencing, & signage. Approximate cost: $12,000
4) Pressure washing of the sidewalks on Main Street, Calhoun Street, and Alabama Street. Approximate cost: $3000
The beautification project will be completed by May of 2017. This project will benefit every single citizen of the community and will help make our city great again. If you would like to donate money, items that can be auctioned off at a fundraiser, your professional services, or your time to help complete this project, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
Contact Meridith Collari with questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
** The Leadership Lake Martin Class of 2016-2017 "Blue Team" consists of the following members: Misty Butler, Meridith Collari, Matt Fisher, Amanda Luker, Fred White, & Anthony Wilkinson