Former mayor is Downtown Mooresville’s ‘Main Street Champion’

Miles Atkins, former mayor of Mooresville

May 15. Miles Atkins, the former mayor of Mooresville, was named Downtown Mooresville’s 2023 Main Street Champion by the North Carolina Main Street Program, which works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation across the state. The Champion award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to downtown improvements and the betterment of their communities.


Atkins was first elected as a commissioner at-large in 2007, then mayor from 2011 to 2023.

His advocacy of the historic downtown area resulted in more than $16.5 million in town funding to create public spaces, parks, and an outdoor music venue.

Conference in Mooresville next year

The MDC will be hosting the 2025 North Carolina Main Street Conference. The three-day conference is organized by the NC Dept. of Commerce and its NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center and is the largest statewide downtown revitalization conference in the country.

For more information, contact Kim Atkins, Executive Director, at [email protected].


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