Phillips named Main Street Arkansas director

LITTLE ROCK — Greg Phillips, a 15-year veteran of the Main Street Arkansas downtown development program, has been named director.

Frances McSwain, director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, made the announcement Wednesday.

Phillips had been assistant director of the program since 1997 and has worked with 17 Main Street Arkansas communities and 12 cities in the downtown network.

Main Street Arkansas provides technical assistance and design services to help create economic development in downtown areas.