O’Mara, Palmesano: Keep voting for Gaffer District in ‘America's Main Streets’ competition

April 03, 2019

"It’s a chance to express our pride in one of the great downtowns anywhere, as well as to share our appreciation for all of the hard work that so many civic leaders and business owners have put into making the Gaffer District such an outstanding regional and statewide attraction,” said Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano.

"It’s a chance to express our pride in one of the great downtowns anywhere, as well as to share our appreciation for all of the hard work that so many civic leaders and business owners have put into making the Gaffer District such an outstanding regional and statewide attraction,” said Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano.

Let’s all keep voting, once a day every day, for the Gaffer District. It’s another opportunity to help put our region on the national map.

Corning, N.Y., April 3—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) reminded area residents to keep casting their votes online for Corning’s Gaffer District in the “American’s Main Streets” competition sponsored by Independent We Stand (www.independentwestand.org).

The Gaffer District is among more than 125 Main Streets nationwide taking part in the contest and seeking to advance to the quarterfinals in the current round of voting underway until Sunday, April 21.  

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Let’s all keep voting for the Gaffer District, once a day every day.  It’s another opportunity to help put our region on the national map.  It’s a chance to express our pride in one of the great downtowns anywhere, as well as to share our appreciation for all of the hard work that so many civic leaders and business owners have put into making the Gaffer District such an outstanding regional and statewide attraction.”

The winning downtown will receive $25,000 to help revitalization initiatives and to promote buying local.

Gaffer District Executive Director Coleen Fabrizi recently told WETM News, “Our downtown is a remarkable example of resilience and determination. If we were chosen as the winner for America’s Main Street contest the prize would further support summer programming and activities that really help encourage the people that live and work here to Shop Local and invest in their own community.”

Voters can submit votes online once every 24 hours. 

To vote for Corning’s Gaffer District in the “America’s Main Streets” contest, CLICK HERE.