Corpus Christi, Texas – June 25th – Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (CCDMD) has been designated as a2020Accredited Main Street America ™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and a proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach ™.

“These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”

The Texas Main Street Program was created in 1981 and CCDMD joined in 2016 as an affiliate member. Under the new leadership of Executive Director, Alyssa Barrera Mason, CCDMD received provisional accreditation in 2019 for work done in 2018 and in 2020, received full accreditation for work done in 2019.

“This accreditation shows that for the first time in our organization’s history, we are operating in line with national standards of excellence,” said Barrera Mason. “Our team has worked hard to attain this level of excellence. This could not have been possible without the support and investment of our Board of Directors, the City of Corpus Christi, the Downtown Reinvestment Zone, and the Advisory Council – comprised of corporate leaders who have chosen to invest in our Downtown mission.”

CCDMD’s performance is evaluated by the Texas Main Street Program which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determine the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.



Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $85.43 billion in new public and private investment, generated 672,333 net new jobs and 150,079 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 295,348 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of National Trust for History Preservation