Mission and Vision Statements
mission of Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. is to serve as the
catalyst to unify and partner with supporting organizations to promote
and foster economic growth and stability within the Business Improvement
District, while preserving Downtown Oxford's rich historic and cultural
identity. Oxford Mainstreet Inc is committed to improving the
quality of life for residents and visitors alike by making Downtown
Oxford a more attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and play.
preserving historic charm, fostering growth, promoting a sense of community
and improving image, Oxford will develop into an attractive location
for investors, property owners, business owners, and residents, and
become a destination point for visitors
||If these buildings could talk,
oh, the stories they would tell….Stories of constructing
beautiful storefronts rich in material and architectural elements.
Stories of busy streets, bustling sidewalks, thriving merchants
and downtown shopping. Stories of movie theaters, restaurants and
places to meet neighbors and friends. Stories of leisurely evening
strolls and finding a safe place to rest. These are stories of a
time of prosperity and progress – this is Oxford’s history
and its future.
||“All roads lead to Oxford,”
or so they say, from far east to west, from south to north, many
travelers have stopped in Oxford along their journey. Roads to and
from larger cities all crisscross to create this village. The Borough
itself serves as the hub of a promising economic region with a population
of 20,000+ and arteries leading to several major cities on the eastern
||The greater Oxford area is rich
with fertile soil and industrious people. Oxford’s
diverse landscape and open space is still being farmed in the traditional
fashion – the family farm still accounts for a large part
of the local economy. Amish and “English” working farms
are interspersed throughout Oxford’s five surrounding townships.
Beltways of farmland and agricultural preservation are balanced
with new housing developments.
||“First the lonely cabin
in the wilderness; second, the struggling village; third
, the ambitious Borough; and fourth, the rushing city?” The
late John T. Kelly wrote these prophetic words in the year 1894.
The promise of Oxford is alive today as we continue to move forward
and grow. Our village has roots in a rich past while stretching
into a future full of opportunity.