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About Us

Vision Carthage is focused on supporting & promoting downtown and revitalizing & beautifying Carthage.

A Distinct Identity

We work to keep our downtown alive and make our city beautiful. We are focused on beautifying Carthage, as well as revitalizing our city through historic preservation and support of small businesses in our downtown historic district by using the Main Street Approach.

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Our Projects

Our projects throughout the year are focused on making Carthage even more beautiful and revitalizing our city through historic preservation and supporting downtown businesses.


Our Story

Here at Vision Carthage, we see the value in investing in our small town. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2011, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: a desire to beautify and revitalize Carthage. We'd love to have you come along side us as we work towards this common goal.  These improvements will enhance the community in so many ways.

Vision Carthage is affiliated with
Main Street America.

The Main Street approach is centered around Transformation Strategies, and they are implemented through comprehensive work in four broad areas, known as the Four Points:

Economic Vitality, Design,

Promotion, and Organization


Meet the Team

We are a small but mighty team with a passion for making our community even better.

Our Board

Vision Carthage is made up of an
eleven-member board.

Lora Phelps, President

Kara Hardesty, Vice President & Secretary

Ashley Mejia, Treasurer

Jonathan Roberts

Bryan Stringer

Ruth Campa

Eddie Grundy

Terri Sanders

Amanda Fosdick

Colt Atwood

Fists in Solidarity

Our Proud Partners

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