In 1980, Georgia was one of six pilot states to begin a statewide program of downtown economic development called Main Street. The Georgia Main Street Program is based on the simple but effective four-point approach originated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street/ Better Hometown is a comprehensive revitalization process that improves all aspects of a commercial district. It successfully integrates the practical management strategy with the physical improvement of buildings and public spaces, aggressive promotion and image building, and the economic development of the area. Essential to the successful Main Street/ Better Hometown Program is a professional program manager to coordinate the downtown revitalization program. Currently, Georgia has 105 Better Hometown and Main Street cities that operate under the Georgia Main Street Program umbrella.
Gray Station Better Hometown was officially designated as a Georgia Better Hometown in 2006 under the management of Pat Daniels. We have been operating as a local 501(c)3 non-profit revitalization organization since 2002. The current Better Hometown Manager Is Jennifer Baggarly.