We are please to announce that Charles Marohn, founder of Strong Towns, will be our keynote speaker at the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence! Mr. Marohn has authored Thoughts of Building Strong Towns Volume 1 and A World Class Transportation System. In 2017, Marohn was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Urbanists of All Time by Planetizen. Strong Towns is a national organization dedicated to promoting a model of development that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient. Learn more about the Strong Towns model at strongtowns.org

Since 2003, the Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence have recognized outstanding

projects and people in Colorado that demonstrate creativity in the face of challenges, unlikely and enduring partnerships, and

dedication to community to further downtown initiatives in 7 categories. For the first time, winners will not be announced prior to

the event. The award ceremony will take place during the IN THE GAME Conference in Aspen on the evening of Thursday, April 11th.

There are limited seats available, so please reserve yours today!                                    Register Today!


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