My community cannot hire a full-time Main Street director. Can we hire someone part-time or can a volunteer do the job?

A full-time Executive Director is desirable, but most new programs can afford only a part-time director or volunteer. The goal for new programs is to develop a working Board of Directors that operates efficiently and carries out effective planning and program implementation while building the financial resources to hire staff. A Main Street organization should always strive to have a working board with staff utilized as facilitators and spokespersons for the organization.