Monticello Main Street | Committee Activities


Design Committee

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of downtown Monticello as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners and visitors. This is accomplished by capitalizing on our best assets, such as historic preservation, a traditional downtown layout and creating an inviting atmosphere through window displays, parking areas, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping. Its aim is to convey a visual message about what Monticello is and what it has to offer.   To receive free design consultation, Click Here.

Design Committee Members

Chris Corrie, Ted Gill, Callie Jo McFarland, Carol Hawkins, Ryan Reber

Promotion Committee

The Promotion Committee works to increase public awareness of Monticello's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns. They also work to promote Monticello's public image both locally and regionally.

Promotion Committee Members

Beth Manuel, Renee Fruendt, Karen Gentry, Janet Roy, Lee Winston, Heather Torrens

Business Retention And Development Committee

The Business Retention and Development (BRAD) Committee's job is to strengthen and diversify the economy by retaining businesses and recruiting new business to provide a balanced retail mix. The BRAD committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district's economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the areas foundation.

Business Retention and Development Committee Members

 Keddy Hutson, Quentin Rund

Organization Committee

The Organization Committee works to ensure that the necessary funding and people are in place to carry out Monticello Main Street's mission. The committee recruits members and volunteers, solicits donations, holds fundraisers, publishes informational brochures, and maintains ties with other community organizations. This committee is also charged with membership retention and organizes the annual membership meeting.

Organization Committee Members

Steve Mitze, Brad Peters



Even if you are not a member or sponsor, or if you don't have time to serve on a committee, Main Street always needs volunteers. We need your talents, skills and time. We appreciate any time and talent you can contribute. If you don’t have the time to serve on a committee that meets on a regular basis, we’d like to know about things you would be willing to do on an occasional basis. Contact the Main Street office to review our volunteer opportunities and see how you can make a difference in our community.

Sponsor an event

Main Street acknowledges sponsors on our special event promotional materials and signage.

Monticello Main Street
PO Box 392
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-9318
(217) 762-9713 fax