During a regular commission meeting, Pamela Lee, the city planning and zoning chairman presented a proposal to the city commission to support the Alamogordo Main Street Initiative.
Lee said the city's planning and zoning committee fully supported the Alamogordo Main Street Initiative and recommended the commission support it as well.
"Main Street is a grassroots economic development program that helps communities revitalizes the core of their cities," Lee said.
She said the Main Street program would stimulate and restore the downtown area of Alamogordo.
"Downtown is the heart of the city," she said. "There is a saying that if the heart is healthy so is the rest of the body. It's the same for a city."
Lee said cities in New Mexico have been involved with the Main Street program for almost 30 years. Lee said 27 cities in the state are already part of the Main Street program.
Main Street Committee chairman Dr. Terry Marquardt said New Mexico cities that are in the Main Street program have seen economic improvement.
Marquardt said the city of Clovis, which is similar in size and population to Alamogordo is a perfect example of how Clovis benefited from the program.