2020, was to be a year of celebration. Our Town Belfast turns 10, the State of Maine celebrates its bicentennial, we were working on a whole host of activities to celebrate both. Additionally, we were working on other events and activities designed to support downtown like Restaurant Week, Sidewalk Sale, and coordinating advertising to produce the pocket map. Like many of you, we were forced to pivot our operations.
Despite the challenges and disruption brought to our downtown due to COVID-19 Our Town Belfast survived and even thrived. The investments made over the last ten year by the City of Belfast, our partners, and members of our community have positioned OTB to be in a place of strength despite the pandemic.
Our 2019 year-end report outlined several high-level goals for 2020. As you read through this report you’ll see where OTB has met and exceeded many of these goals.