2024 Colorado Downtown Excellence Award Ceremony Presented by 9News | April 4, 2024 | Durango
All nominees receive a ticket to attend the ceremony. The winners will be announced at the ceremony.
The Colorado Downtown Excellence Awards presents recognition in six areas including awards for Partnership, Place, Plans, Projects, Pop Up Innovation and Person - Downtowner of the Year.
Recognition for excellence in commitment to collaborating partnerships that encourage and foster knowledge, awareness, support of initiatives, and other stakeholders within the local community.
Description of involvement with DCI and local community; photos from events and projects which resulted from partnership. One partner must be a DCI Member.
Impacts of partnership to downtown and community, how well the partnership achieved goals, and how well it incorporated into the local businesses and community.
PERSON | Vicki Mattox Downtowner of the Year
This award recognizes individuals who have shown exemplary commitment to their local downtown and community. Nominees encourage ongoing collaboration and teamwork benefiting the community.
Biography of nominee, photo, description of volunteer role and accomplishments. Nominating entity must be a DCI Member.
Impact of volunteer work on downtown and the community.
Recognition of excellence in the creation and/or renewal of public space which encourages a sense of place. the public space improvements enhanced the urban design, physical function or economic viability of downtown and the community.
Description of site/area, photos of location and surroundings, photos of project process. Nominating community must be a DCI Member.
Relationship of public space to downtown corridor and the culture of the surrounding area, impact on the downtown, and the community.
Recognition of excellence in the creation of comprehensive, downtown-centric, and revitalization/renewal focused plan for the local community.
Description of plan and efforts contributed to execute plan. Impacts of implemented plan on local community; photo of plan and plan location/area. One partner must be a DCI Member.
Impact on downtown, how well it considered local businesses and community, how well it achieved goals.
Award recognizes excellence in exemplary commitment to the formation of projects which further enhanced and encouraged the integrity and potential of an area. The exemplary projects positively impacted the local community through commitment to the downtown, larger plan of the community, and overall culture and nature of the community where it resides.
Description of site/area prior to project, impacts of the project on community; before and after photos of project location, and photos of surrounding buildings/area. One partner must be a DCI Member.
State of area before project, influence to the area, impact on community and downtown.
POP UP INNOVATION
Recognition for excellence and creativity in responding to the changing needs of the community. This category measures how communities have expanded projects outdoors, and have developed projects that have helped expand opportunities through placemaking innovation.
|Description of pop up site/area prior to project, impacts of the project on the space and community; before and after photos of pop up location. One partner must be a DCI member||Influence to the area, impact on community and downtown.|
Remember, the Colorado Downtown Excellence Awards are highly competitive and while there is no guarantee of winning, following these steps and presenting a strong application can increase chances of being recognized for your achievements.
The Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) team takes great pride in working with local DCI member community craftspeople to create a unique award every year. Each award showcases a local artisan and highlights the award winning title, community, and year. From the authentic design to the locally sourced materials used, every aspect is meticulously crafted to reflect the prestige of the Colorado Downtown Excellence Awards.