Organizers say that along with the status change comes a three-day intensive fact-finding visit from a New Mexico MainStreet resource team.
Team members will be here next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -- February 22nd through the 24th -- to look closely at downtown Deming's needs and opportunities, and to recommend activities and projects that provide a "blue print" for revitalization in the next 3 to 5 years.
The team will meet with a mix of government and community leaders, downtown business and property owners, community residents, economic and community development organizations, partner organizations, schools and other community institutions.
The focus groups will be strictly confidential, short in duration, open to all applicable interested parties, and will not be attended by any Deming MainStreet board, committee or staff members to ensure a free-flow of ideas, issues and concerns.
Anyone interested in reserving a spot in a focus group session should call Deming MainStreet at 494-1294.