About

Sanford Main Street was originally founded in 1996 and sadly went defunct in the early 2000s. Our community identified that becoming a Main Street again is excellent what we needed and our rebirth began in 2019. Through the guidance of our past and the support of Florida Main Streets, we were able to re-establish and begin the work of the 4 point Approach Main Street is known for.

We have used these guiding principles to help achieve our vision

ORGANIZATION

Organization involves building a framework that is represented by business and property owners, bankers, citizens, business associations, and public officials. Everyone works together to see revitalization occur.

PROMOTION

Promotion creates excitement for the district. Street festivals, parades, retail events, and identity development are ways to encourage new customer traffic. Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to investors, shoppers, and visitors.

DESIGN

Design enhances the attractiveness of the business district. Historic building rehabilitation, new development, street clean-up, banners, landscaping and lighting all improve the physical setting of a business district as a quality place to shop, work, walk, and invest.

ECONOMIC VITALITY

Economic Restructuring involves analyzing market forces to develop long-term solutions to revitalization. New businesses, creative use of space, and sharpened competitiveness are outcomes of a more vital business district.

Our team is dedicated to making the vision of our Main Street a success. We have cultivated volunteers and have an active board of directors that help to achieve these goals for our community.

Message From the President

Welcome to Sanford Main Street. I am honored to be heading up an amazing team of community leaders that are dedicated to a beautiful vision for our Historic Downtown Sanford destination. We have many assets in our Main Street, but my favorite one is the community. It is so hard to describe the feeling you get while Sanfording, but all I can tell you is that it is a sense of place.

Sanfording can be the BBQ in the backyard of your historic bungalow, bringing your dog to your favorite outdoor biergarten, taking your children to the park, volunteering at a street festival, or dancing the night away to great local music. We have this amazing sweet spot of being sincerely historic while adapting to the world around us that still stays connected and full of life. 

I’m so proud of the progress we have already made in the last twenty years and I can’t wait to see how much we will continue to grow together. So please come experience Sanfording with me and help us share this experience with generations to come. 

Mission Statement

Sanford Main Street’s mission is to preserve and enhance the historic charm and integrity of our community, while encouraging local spending, tourism, and a sense of community, which will improve the local economy.

Vision

Board of Directors

Christina Hollerbach

 (President )

Paul Williams

(Vice President )

Troy Antonik

(Treasurer)

Mary Moskowitz

(Secretary)

Alex Williams

(Board Member)

Carralyce Buford

(Board Member)

Mary Penn

(Board Member)

Bobby Clingan

(Board Member)

Maguire Wise

(Board Member)

Joe Dalton

(Board Member)

Pam Lynch

(City Liaison)

Karen Aplin

(County Liaison)

Committee Chairs

finance

Finance

Troy Antonik

Development

Christina Hollerbach

Special Events

Dustin Giörtz

Governance

Christina Hollerbach

Economic Vitality

Pam Lynch

Food and Beverage Alliance

Christina Hollerbach

Mercantile Association

Maguire Wise

Marketing & Promotion

Will Henao

Film Sanford

Our Downtown Sanford community loves the film industry and we wanted to prove it. So, a group of us got together to form the Film Sanford Committee working with the City of Sanford’s Communication Department. Alongside our partnership with Film Orlando Commission, we intend to do great things in our community. We want to make sure the most updated location information is available as well as the best crew list to help make your productions a success. We also want to have a number of members that will be happy to welcome you and assist as only a local can. Sanford has many charming and versatile locations and we encourage you to check out what we have to offer.