Due to Covid-19, the annual DDA Awards program was not able to take place. However, we still wanted to make sure our award winners were recognized. Read all about each of our award winners below. We are so thankful for all these community members do for downtown!
The Quality of Life Award recognizes the work of people or organizations within the district whose actions affect the community by either physical improvements or enhanced cooperation with others.
Blooms on Broad
The Community Foundation
The Golden Nail Award is bestowed upon a downtown business or property owner for exemplary contributions to the physical character of downtown through cosmetic or commercial means such as restoration of a downtown façade or by a new business owner who embraced the spirit of downtown.
Cabell Sweeney, 9 Bale St.
The Volunteer of the Year nomination recognizes an individual who volunteers on a regular basis, shows extraordinary initiative in their volunteer activities, and makes a positive difference in the downtown district.
The Economic Partnership Award recognizes a downtown Business Owner or Business for their faith in and contribution to the economic and cultural growth of the historic downtown district through job creation or investment.
Jack Pearson for Hoyt Hill
The Downtown Champion Award recognizes an individual or organization within the community that helps achieve the DDA’s Work Plan goals. This year we would like to recognize two individuals.
The William M. Fricks or Bill Fricks Award is very dear to us. This award will be presented by the DDA Chairman Bob Blumberg. This nomination recognizes longevity in business or service and the love of community. The award is presented in the name and spirit of retired City Commissioner, William (Bill) Fricks. Mr. Fricks served on the City Commission for 25 years and was a downtown business and property owner for over 40 years. His love for downtown was evident in every part of his life.