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Main Street Lufkin Director

(936) 633-0205

Barbara Thompson has been Main Street Director with the City of Lufkin since 2004. Prior to becoming the Main Street Director, Barbara served five years as a Congressional Aid for U S Congressman Jim Turner.

Barbara is a native of Arkansas, where she earned her Business Degree from Southern Arkansas University.

She is active in the community where she serves on the boards of Woodland Heights Medical Center and Lufkin Pro Day Group. She is a member of the Angelina Historical Commission, The East Texas Historical Commission, Angelina Rotary Club, the Lufkin/Angelina Chamber of Commerce and is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Lufkin. She is also a member of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators and the National Main Street.

As Main Street Director, Barbara is responsible for coordinating the activity of the Main Street Program committees; managing administrative aspects of the program; developing along with the Board appropriate downtown revitalization strategies, ongoing public awareness and education programs. She also assists business and property owners with property improvement projects while encouraging a cooperative climate with other downtown or community organizations. Barbara serves as an advocate for downtown issues on local, state and national levels.

If you have any concerns regarding the Main Street Department, please contact the Main Street office at 936-633-0205. Barbara’s e-mail address is