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DCI Announces 2011 Governor's Awards Winners

Tuesday, August 23, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Downtown Colorado, Inc. Announces 2011 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence Winners

Winners to be Honored at Governor's Awards Gala, September 22, 2011 in Durango
DENVER -- August 23, 2011 -- Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit membership organization committed to building better communities through educational and technical assistance, is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence.The winners will be honored at the 2011 Governor's Awards Gala on September 22, 2011, which is held during DCI's 2011 Annual Conference in Durango. 

Since 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 2011 nominated projects were completed between September 1, 2008 and May 30, 2011.

The 2011 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence winners are:

Best Downtown Management Program: Uncompahgre Riverway Master Plan, City of Montrose and Montrose DDA 

Best New Construction: Milliken Police Station and Meeting House, Town of Miliken 

Best Promotional Event: Taste of Pearl, Downtown Boulder, Inc. 

Colorful Colorado Award: Downtown Louisville Main Street Patios, Louisville Downtown Business Association 

Best Downtown Park: Centennial Park, City of Rifle 

Best Public Space: Manitou Avenue Revitalization Project, Nolte Vertical Five (Town of Manitou Springs) 

Best Sustainable Downtown Project: GreenFAX, West Colfax BID (City of Denver) 

Best Smart Growth Downtown: East Second Redevelopment, City of Rifle

Best Adaptive Reuse: Adaptive Reuse of Engine House No. 5, SLATERPAULL Architects  (City of Denver)

Downtowner of the Year: Robert Brown, City of Montrose 

"We at DCI are really pleased at the quality of nominations for this year's Governor's Awards and look forward to showcasing these exemplary projects at the annual conference in Durango," said Kim Grant, Board President, Downtown Colorado, Inc. "It is particularly exciting to recognize projects that originated in part from recommendations made through DCI technical assistance assessments.  We encourage all communities in Colorado to continue to honor the partnerships and investments in our downtowns and commercial districts that make these projects possible."

All Governor's Awards winners will be featured at the Governor's Award Gala Dinner and Reception at the Silverton & Durango Narrow Gauge Train Museum at 5:30pm. All winners will also receive a certificate signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, State of Colorado; Reeves Brown, Executive Director, Department of Local Affairs; and James Isgar, State Director, USDA Rural Development.  


The Governor's Awards presentations will take place during DCI's three-day annual conference, Cultivate, Collaborate, & Celebrate: Growing the Economy from the Bottom Up this September 21-23, 2011 in Durango. All conference registrations include tickets to the Governor's Awards event. Individual tickets are also available for $75.  


View further details on the Governor's Awards Gala 


About Downtown Colorado, Inc.


Established 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.




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