We are Claremore Main Street.
Claremore Main Street is dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of historic downtown Claremore. With a focus on economic vitality, historic preservation and placemaking, the organization strives to secure downtown as the social and economic core of the community. We make it our business to promote our unique retail and dining options, to improve the experience for guests and to preserve the history of our community. Further, we throw really great parties — hosting or cohosting several community-wide events downtown annually.
We are where Claremore’s historic past and present meet to shop, dine and unwind.
Claremore Main Street is a non profit 501c3 organization and has been focused on downtown revitalization since April of 2002. It is part of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. The organization is funded through municipal contributions, partnerships and fundraising events.
We are a National Historic District.
In September 2016, downtown Claremore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic District due to its significant role in commerce in Claremore from 1890 to 1955. This area has been the center of commercial development in Claremore from shortly after its founding in the 1880s to the present.
Claremore Main Street is run by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. Jessica Jackson has been with the organization since July of 2015. Jessica is a Claremore transplant who jumped head first into her role as executive director — practicing what she preaches by working, living and playing in historic downtown Claremore. She came to Claremore after few years as a newspaper reporter and six years in marketing and communication at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, where she was named Employee of the Year. She holds a degree in journalism and minor in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the 2016 Class of Leadership Rogers County and was named one of the Claremore Daily Progress’ 40 Under Forty in 2017.
Claremore Main Street is in the process of hiring a new Director.
The Main Street Program is a comprehensive program that requires many skills. The program director is responsible for the development, facilitation, implementation and documentation of the program. A program director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all local project activities.
The director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, creative, organized and capable of functioning effectively in independent situations. He/She must possess excellent communication skills and be able to develop and maintain positive relationships.
Interested? Review the full Job Description here.