While Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell was in Ardmore to participate in the Chigger Chase, he also took the time to meet with the Ardmore Main Street Authority. While at the meeting, Pinnell was joined by State Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer and State Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, to discuss the achievements and future of Ardmore Main Street.


Jeff DiMiceli, general manager of AMSA, said the Lt. governor is exceptionally interested in the Main Street program, both in Ardmore and across the entire state.


“He and the administration are very supportive of the state Main Street program and they’ve made a lot of changes in the Department of Commerce that are really validating the program right now,” DiMiceli said. “Number one, Main Street has a seat at the table now where before they really didn’t, and they are very supportive about what’s happening in Main Street programs all over the state, so that’s a really good thing.”


DiMiceli said during the meeting members of the AMSA board of directors updated Pinnell, Simpson and Townley about the work currently underway in Ardmore.


“We invited them (Simpson and Townley) to join us and they very graciously came. They were very much part of the discussion,” DiMiceli said. “They’re both very supportive of our Main Street program and what’s taking place. We talk quite frequently with both of them and keep them in the loop to let them know what we’re trying to achieve here.”


DiMiceli said he is honored Pinnell is so interested in the program and its future.


“I’m thrilled that we have someone in his position who’s so supportive of our work,” DiMiceli said. “He knows the Main Street program, and I think there are some great things ahead for our Main Street as well as for Main Streets around the state.”