It all started when…
In January of 2003, the Gardiner Main Street ball officially started rolling with the formation of our Visioning Taskforce – 20 dedicated individuals who took on the job of envisioning what a revitalized downtown Gardiner might be.
At a day-long visioning session held at Maple Hill Farm, the process was facilitated by Craig Freshley, former Maine Downtown Center Coordinator, and resulted in 4 possible Vision Statements. Over the following 8 months, the vision was refined, and local artist Christine Sullivan of Sullivan Design was commissioned to transform it into an inspiring series of watercolor paintings — paid for by a grant from the Gardiner Board of Trade and the City of Gardiner.
Many thanks to the Visioning Taskforce for all their work in putting us on the road to revitalization:
Bill Ebert (Chair)