In addition to being a designated 2020 Accredited Main Street America program by the National Main Street Center, Milledgeville Main Street always strives for better and has been named a Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street for the past four years.
The Georgia's Exceptional Main Street communities, or better known as GEMS, represent some of the best of the best Main Street Programs that the state has to offer. These Main Street Programs have gone above and beyond expectations by making a strong and positive impact in their communities as measured by the monthly reporting and the annual assessment process.
As part of the designation this year, the Office of Downtown Development made signs for each community to place at the entrances of their downtown. The City of Milledgeville and the Georgia Department of Transportation have placed six signs at the main arteries entering the area. These signs will help to distinguish downtown as an exceptional area that can be touted to residents and visitors alike.