DeFuniak Springs Comes in at the Top of Three for Mainstreet Recommendation



DeFuniak Springs citizens, residents and officials, past and present, gathered and traveled together to the Capital to represent the town in competition for one of three spots for recommendation to the program.

Mayor Bob Campbell, City Planner Kelly Schultz, Grant Administrator-Writer Christopher Mitchell, Mainstreet board members and staff, Mike Hill, Reynolds Henderson, Christina Perry along with , Mindy Henderson and Former Mayor Harley Henderson, as well as Freida Thibodeau and Aaron Garlo made the trek.

Out of all three cities judged, DeFuniak Springs ranked number one with scores between 85-100.

According to the web site, “Florida Main Street is a technical assistance program administered by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, for traditional historic commercial corridors.

The Bureau conducts statewide programs aimed at identifying, evaluating, and preserving Florida’s historic resources. Main Street, with its emphasis on preservation, is an effective strategy in achieving these goals in Florida’s historic retail districts.”

Winners will be announced on Aug. 15, 2017 at the annual conference for the program in
Fernandina Beach.

A live-stream of the proceedings can be viewed on the Herald/Breeze facebook page at