Alton Marketplace has a new name and a slightly new mission. The downtown Alton organization is now called Alton Main Street Incorporated, and has a newly reorganized board of directors and committee chairpersons. The group will still work on downtown events, but will work more closely with the city in the hopes of driving continued improvements within the district.

Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany says while a lot of the changes will be behind the scenes, she hopes the group will be more inclusive:

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McGibany says the group is currently finalizing dates for 2012, and is always in need of new volunteers and fresh ideas for downtown Alton. For more information, you listen to the full interview below from the Wednesday edition of the Z-1570 Morning Show.

Full segment