Redbank Renaissance, Inc. is a group of area citizens who have incorporated to revitalize New Bethlehem and the Redbank Valley area by utilizing its assets. Our members include business owners, borough council members, bankers, the former school superintendent and teachers, nurses, doctors, ministers, retired folks and others who are concerned about the Redbank Valley. Our organizational structure follows the trademarked Main Street and Trail Town program structure that was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to address revitalization needs with a comprehensive, long-term approach.
The four committees and a brief outline of their responsibilities are:
Design – Downtown streetscape, buildings, infrastructure and appearance, sign and façade grants.
Promotion – Marketing, events and promotion of area image, community calendar, church directory.
Economic Restructuring – Assistance for existing businesses and recruitment of new businesses.
Organization – Legal, financial and reporting requirements, fundraising and volunteer recruitment and training.
The program has been successful in over 1900 other communities around the country, including Brookville, Ridgway, Lock Haven and Warren among others. See the National Trust’s Main Street Center for more information: http://www.mainstreet.org. Our goal is to follow this model to bring new life to the Redbank Valley for sustained economic health and the benefit of its residents.
Our committees also include: The Redbank Valley Historical Society, Garden Keepers and Redbank Valley Artists Cooperative.
Please enjoy and use this website and join us in our efforts!