Syndicated by: Montana News
Gov. Doug Burgum will visit the City of Minot on Monday, Oct. 22, to host a community discussion highlighting his Main Street Initiative.
The public event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in the Central Campus Theater in downtown Minot. The governor will offer a short welcome before the community discussion begins at 11:15 a.m.
“We’re honored to host the governor as he continues to travel across the state in support of his Main Street Initiative,” Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma said. “We look forward to having a great discussion about the initiative and to showing the Governor our continued effort to focus on Minot’s downtown business community. We encourage members of the public to be part of this important discussion.”
The City of Minot recently completed the three-year, $29 million Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project that was supported by federal grants. The project replaced nearly century old water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer infrastructure and constructed new streets and sidewalks throughout 26 blocks of Minot’s downtown.
Governor Burgum is visiting dozens of cities across North Dakota to hold community discussions and gather information to help cities evaluate themselves and identify methods to become more vibrant, healthy communities.
The Governor’s Main Street Initiative focuses on using existing infrastructure to its fullest potential, and was built on the foundation of respect for the past, gratitude for the present, and inspiration for the future, according to the governor’s office. The program’s three pillars of economic success include a skilled workforce, smart, efficient infrastructure, and healthy, vibrant communities.