Downtown Marceline is an organization that was formed under the auspices of the Missouri Main Street Connection and the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Downtown Marceline is non-government and a 501c3 non profit organization made up of concerned citizens volunteering their time to the revitalization of historic downtown Marceline.
The Downtown Marceline organization is following the Main Street Approach®, a comprehensive four point strategy that is a proven method for downtown revitalization. Currently there are over 1,200 designated Main Street® communities in America. Towns that use the Main Street® principles as the basis for activities will see positive results: new businesses, streetscape and infrastructure improvements, building restorations, festivals, and special events that celebrate local history and heritage, positive attitudes, and renewed confidence in downtown.