Stacy K. Pair of Gulfport has been named the new State Coordinator for Mississippi Main Street Association. Mississippi Main Street Association focuses on economic development and revitalization of Mississippi’s historic business districts.
She attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Her family is largely from the Philadelphia, Miss., area where her mother’s side owns the well-known country store, Williams Brothers.
Pair began her Main Street career as the first local director for Philadelphia Main Street Association more than 15 years ago. From there she went on to work for Colonial Williamsburg and Corning, Inc. In Corning, N.Y., Pair was the President and Executive Director of the successful Gaffer District, as well as manager of the downtown BID (Business Improvement District). She returned to the Mississippi Gulf Coast just six weeks before Hurricane Katrina.
Pair has served on the board of Mississippi Heritage Trust and was the chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Preservation Task Force immediately following Hurricane Katrina. She worked directly with Gov. Haley Barbour’s office in the months after Katrina, acting as an advocate for saving and restoring the Gulf Coast’s hard hit historic downtown districts.
She completed the training to become a Nationally Certified Main Street Professional in 2006. Mississippi Main Street Association has offices in Jackson, Columbus, Oxford and Gulfport.
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