The Town of Valdese was designated by the State of North Carolina on August 2, 2013 as a North Carolina Small Town Main Street Community and in the spring of 2015 was promoted by the State of North Carolina to a Main Street Community.
Vision Statement: Historic Valdese celebrates our Waldensian Heritage and strives to become a: 1) Visually rehabilitated downtown/multi-use district 2) Supportive environment for existing businesses and encouraging new entrepreneurs 3) A unified business district 4) a center for cultural and social gatherings
Mission Statement: The Valdese Main Street Program is a community based organization devoted to the redevelopment of Downtown Valdese as an ideal place to live, work, play and retire by embracing: 1) Our unique Waldensian Heritage 2) A positive environment for existing & new businesses 3) Opportunities and experiences for arts, cultural and recreational for all ages.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Valdese Main Street Program is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Treats in the Streets
The Town of Valdese invites you to enroll in CodeRED, our community notification system.