Main Street


Shelly Newton 

Main Street Director

290 E. Tyler
Canton, Texas 75103
Phone - (903) 567-1851
Fax – (903) 567-1872


Since the Main Street Program was initiated, Canton has had more than $250,000 reinvested in the downtown buildings for restoration and has advanced 15 projects for the betterment of the City in addition to implementing its five-year Master Plan.

Canton entered the Texas Main Street Program in 2001 and has achieved recognition from the National Trust for Historical Preservation for ts efforts at revitalization.  As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Canton 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.

Main Street Board Members

Mary Lynn Baugh 1/2020-12/2022
Jayla Bray 1/2021-12/2023
Eli Brown- Vice Chairman 10/2020-12/2022
Jennifer Clayton- Sec/Treas 6/2021-12/2023
Jessica Day 1/2020-12/2022
Johnathan Helvey 1/2020-12/2022
Matt Lombard 10/2018-12/2024
Katie McFarland 1/2022-12/2024
Stephanie Taylor 4/2020-12/2022