North Carolina Main Street Awards


Best Facade Project for $15,000 or Less
224-228 E. Market Street


Best Historic Rehabilitation Project
115-117 S. Third Street


Best Downtown Special Event Special Recognition
Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival
Best Outdoor Space Improvement Project Award
Buffalo Creek Greenway


Best Downtown Special Event Special Recognition
Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival


Best Innovation Special Recognition
Downtown Smithfield Business Spotlight on YOUTUBE
Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Special Recognition
105 S. Third Street Project


Best Economic Restructuring Plan Award
Smithfield Historic Area Revitalization Plan (S.H.A.R.P.)
Best New Development/New Construction Project Award
Neuse Office Complex, 101 E. Market Street
Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Award
Smithfield Historic Masonic Lodge, 115 N. Second Street


Best Innovation Award
E-Bay Ham & Yam Sponsorship Sale
Best Downtown Special Event Award
Johnston County Heritage Center Ghost Walk
Best Printed Promotional Item: Graphics Award
Ham & Yam Sponsorship Brochure


Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Special Recognition
Capital Department Store Project, 224-228 E. Market Street


Best Fundraising Effort Award
Smithfield Neuse Riverwalk Capital Campaign

Smithfield's Main Street Champions

W. A. “Bud” Andrews, 2000
James W. Narron, 2000
Wingate Lassiter, 2001
Thomas Berkau, 2002
Tina Hobbs, 2003
Ray Gibbs, 2004
C. Mark Hall, 2005
Jody Duea & Whitney Bales-Duea, 2006
David Maurer, 2007
Waiel Mohamad, 2008
Mickey Buffaloe, 2009
Ava Gardner Museum Board of Directors, 2010
Chris Kinkade, 2011
Millard and Patricia Stallings, 2012
Barry Long, 2013
Chris Johnson, 2014
Todd Johnson, 2015
Daniel & Vickie Evans and Anna Evans, 2016
Nate & Colleen Roby, 2017
Town of Smithfield Public Works Department, 2018


As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Smithfield is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency. 
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