Gearing up for an Exciting 2024

Monroeville Main Street (MMS) is gearing up for an exciting year ahead in 2024, marking its 10th Anniversary on June 1st. The organization has been a trailblazer in Alabama, earning the distinction of being the state's first semifinalist for the prestigious Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). MMS will have a large group join them at the Main Street national conference in Birmingham, Alabama, this May and hopes to bring one of the 3 GAMSA finalist awards. As part of its commitment to community development, MMS will also host the Main Street Alabama Downtown Lab in August 2024, showcasing its innovative approach to revitalizing downtown Monroeville.

In a significant move towards sustainable growth, MMS is actively engaged in a Public-Private Partnership with the City of Monroeville, JWJ Investment Properties, and Monroe Economic Development. This collaboration aims to find grant funding to leverage resources for the betterment of the city, fostering economic opportunities, and community well-being.

The year 2024 promises to be exciting and busy for Monroeville Main Street, with a calendar full of events and initiatives that celebrate the community's rich heritage and foster a thriving future. Whether it's the artistic expressions at Paint the Town Paint Out (February 29th - March 2nd), the literary sprint at the Book It 5K (May 11th), or the strategic collaborations for sustainable development, Monroeville Main Street is leading the way, steering downtown Monroeville towards a bright and prosperous tomorrow.

The organization continues to build on its successful initiatives, such as the B.U.O.Y. course providing a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to flourish, the Literary Capital Story Trail, and Second Saturdays on the Square (April – October), all of which are FREE and open to the public. The annual Farm-to-Table Dinner fundraiser (June 18th), Membership/Sponsorship campaign (June), and other sponsorship opportunities throughout the year provide crucial funding for the implementation of programs like the Small Box Shop and projects that contribute to the overall growth and vibrancy of downtown Monroeville.

One of the highly anticipated events in September 2024 is the return of the Capote and Cocktails Event in collaboration with the Monroe County Public Library. This cultural extravaganza promises to be a highlight, bringing together literature enthusiasts, artists, and the community at large, all while raising funds to ensure the future success of both the MCPL and MMS.

Monroeville Main Street has been an integral part of the development of 40 new or relocating businesses, creating over 60 new jobs. The impact extends beyond the economic realm, with over $250 thousand in public investments and more than $10.5 million in private investments attributed to the MMS district since its inception in 2014. Local volunteers have contributed over 6,500 volunteer hours, proving this is truly a TEAM EFFORT!

For those interested in contributing to this transformative journey, whether through volunteering or business endeavors, the doors of the MMS office at 86 North Alabama Avenue are open. Visit the website at or contact Executive Director Anne Marie Bryan at 251-575-1457 for more information on how to be part of Monroeville Main Street's impactful initiatives in 2024.