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It is the small businesses in our Orlando Main Streets that makes our City such a great place to live. The Orlando Main Streets create, define and strengthen our existing neighborhoods. They focus on enhancing assets such as distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community . Walk or bike down any of our Main Streets and you can feel the vibrancy.
- Buddy Dyer, Mayor

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We’re Hiring – Executive Director, The Milk District

Milk District Executive Director Position Announcement

Executive Director Position Summary:

The Milk District, an Orlando Main Streets district, is seeking an energetic, dynamic, creative, and organized individual to serve as full-time Executive Director of The Milk District Main Street District. This highly motivated successful candidate will be the central figure in assisting with the development and revitalization efforts in The Milk District Main Street District and will manage all aspects of the operations of the program. This includes community outreach, event planning, marketing, fundraising, business/membership development and day to day activities.  The Executive Director will carry out the Board of Directors strategic goals for the program and will coordinate with the City of Orlando Main Street Administrator and other Orlando Main Street districts.  The Executive Director will report to The Milk District Board of Directors. This is a full-time position and will require some after hour events and meetings.  Salary range is $32,000-$36,000.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, develop and maintain business relationships with all Milk District Main Street businesses within the district.
  • Maintain relationships and communications with The Milk District’s City Commissioners and the City of Orlando Main Street Administrator.
  • Attend all Milk District meetings, including committee meetings, board meetings, and other scheduled events and/or programs.
  • Coordinate committee activities with committee chairs.
  • Promote program involvement and membership to merchants, residents, property owners, and other stakeholders/interested parties within The Milk District.
  • Make suggestions to the Board of Directors based on feedback from program constituents on program content and benefits.
  • Maintain and track memberships, sponsorships, donations, all receivables and budgeted/approved expenditures.
  • Prepare monthly program reports.
  • Coordinate all programs and activities within The Milk District.
  • Oversee daily operations and administration, and provide needed hands-on involvement.
  • Coordinate projects, promotional activities, and collect local market information.
  • Be a full-time advocate for The Milk District.
  • Become an authority on information, resources, programs and history related to the district.
  • Work cooperatively with the local community to develop and implement action plans and timetables which will include public and private activities and events.
  • Implement local objectives through the development of revitalization tools, such as rehabilitation programs; existing state and federal funding sources and grant opportunities, administrative procedures; political mechanisms and legal processes, as appropriate.
  • Develop, monitor, and assess economic strategies to attract new users into existing facilities and expand current market opportunities.
  • Developing and maintain contacts with media sources to disseminate project information within the local community.
  • Coordinate all social media marketing/accounts.
  • Develop and direct a strong volunteer base.
  • Oversee and manage volunteers and interns as applicable.
  • Other duties as directed by The Milk District Main Street Board of Directors and the City of Orlando Main Street Administrator.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Administration, related field, or; relevant entrepreneurial and management experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience in economic development, downtown development, organizational development, nonprofit management, or small business management.
  • Must possess confidence, professionalism, strong people skills and be able to work with a diverse group of business owners and residents
  • Must have strong organizational skills, efficiency, initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to work in a rapidly changing urban environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and be accountable.
  • Must be able to set and achieve short and long term goals.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently both written and verbally.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google and Google Drive, QuickBooks. Experience in WordPress is preferred.
  • Ability to manage websites and social media content such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp, and Blogs.
  • Experience with event planning and organizational/membership/community meetings.
  • Experience with fundraising, including corporate membership campaigns, sponsor solicitations, institutional supporters, and individual donors.
  • Proficient in conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Outstanding customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi task.
Desired Attributes:
  • Ability to maintain a positive and creative work environment.
  • Possess a philanthropic and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Display a strong ability to lead, motivate and delegate.
  • Excel in developing customer loyalty.
  • Flexibility with hours.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Pauline Eaton, City of Orlando Main Streets Administrator:Pauline.Eaton@cityoforlando.net

No phone calls or information-seeking emails please

Resumes will be accepted through Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The Milk District Story

This Monday, The Milk District became the 10th district to join the Orlando Main Streets program after being approved for funding by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council. Tommy Barger, the owner of Space Bar and president of The Milk District Board, and Falon Quillen, owner of Etoile Boutique and the district’s promotion committee chair, offer insight into the Milk District’s history and how it will benefit from participating in the Orlando Main Streets program.

The Milk District

In 1925, a local Rollins College graduate by the name of Thomas Gilbert Lee decided to go into the dairy business. He purchased some land on the corner of Bumby Avenue and Colonial Drive to build his pasture.

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24 Representations of Pride in the Orlando Main Streets

To further celebrate our City’s pride, we’ve collected a number of art pieces, items and locations that represent pride in our Orlando Main Streets.


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10 Local Coffee Shops Every Coffee Lover Should Know About

When you’re a coffee enthusiast, there are few things more exciting than the opportunity to sip on a good cup of locally brewed coffee. In honor of National Coffee Day, we’ve  put together a list of the 10 places in our Main Street Districts that every coffee lover should know about.

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10 Popular Local Places to Enjoy Football Season


Football season, arguably the best time of the year, is finally upon us! Orlando is home to football fans from around the country, rooting for teams from coast to coast, from college teams in every division all the way up to the NFL.

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