San Marcos Main Street Program

In 1986, San Marcos was officially designated as a Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Under the leadership of Program Manager Kelly Franks, Main Street sought to promote small businesses, growth, and historic preservation. Today, Franks' legacy lives on under the leadership of current Program Manager Samantha Armbruster. Through a four point approach the Main Street Program focuses on the design, promotion, organization, and economic restructuring of downtown, working alongside the Downtown Association of San Marcos. 

 
To Foster a Downtown that is a Unique and Culturally Vibrant Destination Where Local Businesses Thrive and People of All Ages Can Connect, Create and Celebrate.
— Main Street Vision Statement

Our Mission

The mission of the San Marcos Main Street Program is to maintain the unique, historic nature of downtown recognizing its history and planning for its future. We strive to provide economic stability to the heart of our City through a comprehensive revitalization program of the National Main Street Center's Four Points of Main Street: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

The four points of the Main Street approach work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort. 


Meet the staff:

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Josie Falletta

Main Street Program Coordinator 

As the Main Street Program Manager Josie updates and maintains program records and documentation and performs general accounting duties; Josie also provides program support and event assistance in relation to the City's Main Street Program in order to cultivate and ensure a successful downtown experience.

jeremy gonzales

Groundskeeper and Volunteer Coordinator 

As the Groundskeeper and Volunteer Coordinator, Jeremy helps keep Downtown San Marcos beautiful by performing various types of grounds maintenance and repair tasks; Jeremy also assists with Main Street programs, projects and special events and assigns tasks to volunteers. 

 
 

Meet the dream team:

At Main Street we don't have interns, we have the Dream Team. The Dream Team performs a variety of tasks that align with their dream jobs and college majors. This means on any given day the Dream Team is working on tasks that range from visualizing, putting together events, coordinating with downtown businesses, to researching new grant opportunities for the program.

 
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Akshatha Puthuraya 

Started January 2016

College Major: Graphic Design

Kaelin Tilden

Started October 2016

College Major: Public Relations

Will keeter

Started May 2018

College Major: GIS/Urban Planning

Chloe mckenna

Started Fall 2018

Michaela Self

Started Fall 2018

Dana rocksvold

Started Fall 2018

JOrge Perdomo

Started Fall 2018

Jaelynn Guerra

Started Fall 2018

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Want to be part of the dream team

Send us your resume at: mainstreet@sanmarcostx.gov