Our Program

Batesville Main Street Logo

Since its beginning in 1998, Batesville Main Street has paved the way for restoration and revitalization efforts in the downtown area. These improvement projects include an outdoor mural program, a National Register of Historic Places district nomination, the implementation of economic and design incentives for property owners, the establishment and maintenance of the City of Batesville’s Memorial Park, and the design and installation of directional signage to the downtown area.

Revitalizing the downtown area involves more than preserving the historic locations, it also includes strengthening the public interest and participation. To get the community involved with downtown Batesville, the Main Street program has sponsored several events in the area, including the annual SpringFest in May and the Holiday Open House in December.

Main Street’s ultimate goal is to improve all aspects of downtown and the central business district, an approach that has rekindled entrepreneurship, downtown cooperation, and civic pride. The Main Street program has received national recognition for its effective strategy implemented based on the community’s local resources. Due to its local drive, the program’s initiatives stem completely from the issues and concerns of Batesville’s residents.

We invite you to visit downtown Batesville to enjoy the shopping with our local merchants, to attend the various special events – and to rediscover a warm and welcoming way of life. To learn more about the Main Street Program, please contact Mamie Avery at 662.563.3126 or mamieavery@panolacounty.com.

The Batesville Main Street Program is a certified member of the Mississippi Main Street Association and accredited by the National Main Street Association.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program,  the Batesville Main Street Program 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.

Our Mission

It is our mission as the Batesville Main Street Program to identify, revitalize and promote the historic, cultural, social and economic significance of Batesville’s Downtown.

Our Executive Board Members

Glenda Bailey
Ellen Mattox
Panola Paper Co., Inc.
Betty Billingsley
Ryan Revere
Smith Phillips Law Firm
Chris Smith
Caldwell Insurance
Chris Lott

Panola Pool
Stephen Whatley
Edward Jones Investments
Sue Womble

Mamie Avery