Our mission is to revitalize downtown Brunswick as an attractive and lively city center. We will protect our historic architecture, strengthen our businesses, preserve our parks and green spaces, and honor our history.
We envision downtown Brunswick as the focal point of entertainment, shopping, and tourism for the community. We want to help cultivate a downtown that residents take pride in and visitors want to experience. Downtown Brunswick has a charm rooted in our railroad culture, canal history and river and mountain resources. People come from near and far to experience this special place.
Our vision for downtown is a lively place where events and activities are always going on. It is common to see folks stroll the streets, shop, dine outside, listen to music, or walk down to the river on a summer night. It is an exciting downtown, where the community comes together to celebrate our heritage and to engage with downtown merchants throughout the year. With this vision, Brunswick Main Street hopes to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, or visits here.
Main Street Maryland
Main Street Maryland is a downtown revitalization program created in 1998 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The program strengthens the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Using a competitive process, Main Street Maryland selects communities who have made a commitment to succeed, and helps them improve the economy, appearance and image of their traditional downtown business districts.
Brunswick proudly received the Main Street designation in the spring of 2004.
Brunswick Main Street
Under the Main Street Maryland umbrella, we are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission of revitalizing downtown Brunswick as an attractive and lively city center. Brunswick Main Street has a volunteer board of directors comprised of residents, business owners, and community leaders.
It employs one full-time manager to handle the administration and management of the program. Volunteers interested in revitalizing historic Brunswick carry out programs and activities.
Brunswick Main Street focuses on preserving our historic character and enhancing the image of downtown through four major avenues: Promotions, Economic Restructuring, Design and Organization to achieve our goals.
Board of Directors
Abbie Ricketts, Chairman
- Downtown Business Owner
Lee Zumbach, Vice Chairman
- Running Coach, Retired Teacher
- Downtown Building Owner
Theresa Blaner, Secretary
- Dir. of Communications MD Dept. of Labor & Licensing
Alyssa Theodore, Board Member
- Local Citizen
Samantha Francis, Board Member
- Downtown Business Owner
- City Council Liaison