Our Mission

Leeds Main Street is grassroots economic development. We believe in the unique character of our place, the power of our people to preserve it, and the effectiveness of our four-point approach of Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality to keep our downtown vital.


Our Vision

We are dedicated to creating a vibrant downtown where friends gather, businesses thrive, memories are made, and communities grow stronger. This is the place to go to feel connected.

On June 1st, 2022, Leeds, Alabama became a Designated Main Street Community. This designation means that we, as a community, are ready for a downtown transformation. With the resources and support from Main Street Alabama, we will begin revitalizing our downtown area, but this program relies on community support so we need your help! 

Whether you’ve grown up in Leeds generationally, or are a newly planted citizen, I think we can all agree we want to see our beautiful small town thrive and flourish. Main Street’s program is helping us achieve that goal.

Main Street Alabama is a revitalization program that has a heart for small town charm. With their help, we see the future of Leeds downtown as a beautiful, bustling historic town center filled with a mix of quaint shops and restaurants, art, and landscaping that our citizens will love and want to walk around and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. A city that our children and grandchildren will see and enjoy as it grows and want to continue to be a part of. A city that all of Leeds can be proud of! 

Visit mainstreetalabama.org for more information on the Main Street Alabama program and approach.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Laysea Chasteen


PJ Hubbard

Vice President

Tracy Brasher


Kristy Biddle

Immediate Past President

Trista Gibson 

Organization Chair

Jessica Kennedy

Promotions Chair

Neva Reardon

Design Chair

Maegan Dockery

Jacob Meyer

Judd Moore

Lisa O'Neil

Molly Smitherman

Shandi White

Eric Turner


Ryan Miller

501c 3 President

Steven Lewis

501c 3 Vice President

Michael Gee

501 c 3 Board Member

Susan Carswell

Executive Director