Vernon Takes Big Step Toward Downtown Revitalization

Vernon city leaders held it's first main street program Friday; the first step for the city in revitalizing the community.

Vernon Main Street Director, Dan Kelleher told Newschannel 6 nearly a dozen people showed up for the first meeting. Friday they had a general discussion to talk about when they would be holding regular meetings and to decide what kind of subcommittees they want to establish.

Vernon was named one of the 2011 Main Street cities in November.

Electra is also part of the main street program. City leaders there are concerned about whether they will continue to receive funding because of looming state budget cuts.