… 2010, EGAD is an accredited Florida Main Street program, which is a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation over 50 years ago, Main Street is a national movement to help local volunteers revitalize their neighborhood business districts. EGAD has one executive director and a Board of Directors that conduct the work through four committees, along with a passionate army of volunteers.
Our impact exceeds our budget which stems from a grant from the Olde Eau Gallie Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), part of the city of Melbourne, and earned income from other grants, membership, sponsorship, donors, and generous visionaries who believe in our mission. To become a member, sponsor, or donor, please visit our GIVE page.
HOW WE WORK
Meets monthly ON THE 1ST wed 4 PM AT THE EGAD OFFICE
The design committee focuses on the overall design and physical condition of the district. It seeks to create a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors while preserving the historic character of the area. An appealing atmosphere conveys a positive message about the commercial district. We encourage smart rehabilitation and appropriate new construction and educating and safeguarding the overall branding of the arts district, its events, print collateral and all things visible.
Chair: Andrew Roman
MEETS AS NEEDED
The organization committee establishes consensus and cooperation by building partners among the various groups that have a stake in the arts district. Our goal is to collaborate among these stakeholders to provide a stable base of members, sponsors and volunteers to grow a strong community.
Chair: Tina Murray
MEETS AS NEEDED
The promotion committee tells EGAD’s story to the surrounding area. The promotion committee is instrumental in planning various events in the arts district throughout the year. Please let us know if you're interested in being on the notification list for meetings.
Chair: Mike McBride
ECONOMIC VITALITY COMMITTEE
MEETS MONTHLY ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY AT 5 PM AT THE EGAD OFFICE
The economic vitality committee works to strengthen the district's economic assets while diversifying its economic base. It focuses on business attraction and retention to provide a balanced commercial mix the market can support. Our goal is to build a commercial district that responds to the needs of today’s consumers while maintaining the community’s historic character.
Chair: Melanie Schrader