Downtown Colorado, Inc. Announces 2012 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence Winners
Winners to be Honored at Governor's Awards Gala, September 13, 2012 in Golden
-- August 15, 2012 -- Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit
membership organization committed to building better communities through
educational and technical assistance, is pleased to announce the 2012
winners of the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence. The winners
will be honored at the 2012 Governor's Awards Gala on September 13,
2012, which will be held during DCI's 2012 Annual Conference in Golden.
2003, the Governor's Awards has recognized outstanding projects and
people that reflect an attitude of perseverance and dedication to
community revitalization in Colorado. All 2012 nominated projects were
completed between September 1, 2008 and May 30, 2012.
The 2012 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence winners are: Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation: City Star Barn, Berthoud
Best Downtown Management Program (population under 5,000): 'Cliffs Commercial District, Silver Cliff/Westcliffe Best Downtown Management Program (population over 5,000): Downtown Greeley Investment Strategy, Greeley Best Façade Program: Victor DREAM Façade Improvement Project, Victor Best New Construction or Infill Development: Central City Streetscape Project 2011, Central City Best Promotional Event: USA Pro Cycling Challenge (Stage 6), Golden Best Public Space Project: Downtown Bus Shelters and Interpretive Project, Steamboat Springs Colorful Colorado Award: Rebuilding of Gambles Store, Granby Creative Community Award: Durango Discovery Museum, Durango Downtowner of the Year: Gary Wink, Golden
"DCI and our
selection committee were thrilled by the innovative projects submitted
for the 2012 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence nominations."
said Katherine Correll, executive director, Downtown Colorado, Inc.
"This year's nominations highlighted the importance of bringing
partners and resources together to support downtown initiatives. With
more nominations than recent years, each category was highly
competitive and a lot of difficult choices had to be made. We
congratulate the winners and all of the nominees for excellent work to
enhance Colorado's commercial districts."
Governor's Awards winners will be featured at the Governor's Award
Gala Dinner and Reception at the American Mountaineering Center and
Museum at 6:00pm. All winners will also receive a certificate signed by
Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado; Reeves Brown, Executive
Director, Department of Local Affairs; and Anna Jones, DCI Board
The Governor's Awards presentations will take place during DCI's three-day annual conference, Design, Develop & Deliver: Partnerships for Shaping Vital Downtowns this
September 12-14 in Golden. All conference registrations include tickets
to the Governor's Awards event. Individual tickets are also available
in 1982 as the Colorado Community Revitalization Association, Downtown
Colorado, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that aims
to build better communities by providing assistance to downtowns,
commercial districts and town centers in Colorado. Organization members
represent downtown organizations, local governments, development and
improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in
downtown and community development.