Dayton commends Willmar's downtown revitalization
8.7.2015: WILLMAR—Gov. Mark Dayton has issued a certificate of commendation to Willmar Downtown Development for its work on downtown Willmar revitalization.
City Council member Rick Fagerlie, council liaison to Willmar Downtown Development, announced the certificate at this week’s council meeting and said Willmar Downtown Development received the honor for being first in several areas.
As a result of work done by the organization since it was formed in 2005, Willmar was the first city in Minnesota to become a designated Minnesota Main Street city.
Also, Willmar was the first Minnesota city to become an accredited Minnesota Main Street, and Willmar was the first Minnesota city to become a nationally accredited Main Street city.