Who We Are 

Renaissance Covington socially and economically activates downtown Covington by fostering community efforts and partnerships concentrating on organization, promotion, design, economic vitality, and creative enterprise for everyone so that Downtown Covington continues to evolve as a vibrant community rich with bold entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, history, and creative culture.

Renaissance Covington began in 2003, as a City of Covington program, but the organization grew into its own 501c(3) nonprofit in 2015 under the leadership of Executive Director, Katie Meyer,  and its Board of Directors  comprised of local business owners, residents, and employees.  In 2019, as Renaissance Covington entered it’s 4th year as an independent nonprofit, we welcomed Nick Wade as our next Executive Director.

Renaissance Covington’s current Executive Director, Nick Wade, along with Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns with Katie Meyer, Renaissance Covington’s former Executive Director at the 2019 Kentucky Main Street Conference hosted by Covington, KY.

Renaissance Covington’s current Executive Director, Nick Wade, along with Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns with Katie Meyer, Renaissance Covington’s former Executive Director at the 2019 Kentucky Main Street Conference hosted by Covington, KY.

 

Our Mission

Renaissance Covington is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on revitalizing the urban core of Covington, Kentucky. Covington is an accredited Kentucky and National Main Street Program as well as a Certified Creative District by the Kentucky Arts Council. Renaissance Covington was the recipient of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award. We embrace local culture, historic preservation, independent businesses and creativity throughout our work.

 

"I’m proud to be taking the helm to continue Renaissance Covington’s work in this community, for this community"

— NIck wade, Executive Director

 

What We Do

Renaissance Covington is proud to support and empower community in the Renaissance district through public engagement and business support. As a Main Street Organization, we utilize the four point approach of:  Organization, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Design to create transformation strategies in areas such as Community Events, Arts & Culture, Business Development & Innovation, and Transforming Public Spaces.

 

Visit What We Do to find out more about how Renaissance Covington is working to revitalize the urban core of Covington. 

 

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National Main Street Award 

Renaissance Covington was awarded the 2017 National Main Street Award by Main Street America
Renaissance Covington surpassed thousands of other Main Streets nationally to receive this high honor, and it is a testament to the work that we are all doing in Covington. 
To read more about this prestigious award and the Main Street Award Program, please click here. Our winner video, highlighting Covington, is below.