Awards


2022 Townie Awards Nominations are OPEN.

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WHAT ARE THE TOWNIE AWARDS?

The Townie Awards are a festive and venerable tradition designed to recognize the commonwealth’s core communities and individuals for creation and implementation of projects, programs and events that exemplify the goals of PDC’s community revitalization mission. Eligible communities consist of Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s nearly 200 member organizations, including Main Street and Elm Street programs, making the Townies a competitive award process each year.

BENEFITS OF WINNING A TOWNIE AWARD

  • Builds credibility, community pride, and recognition for volunteers’ time and efforts
  • Statewide press release to media and government agencies
  • Letter of recognition to the Governor
  • Featured on PA Downtown Center’s website throughout the following year
  • Highlighted in PA Downtown Center’s weekly e-update, the Messenger

2021 TOWNIE AWARD WINNERS

ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Organization Development

Easton Main Street Initiative a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership – Promotions & Marketing Image & Identity – “Support Easton””

Community Partnerships

Downtown West Chester – “Gay Street Open Air Market”

 

PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS & DESIGN

Public Space Improvement

City of Bradford – “Historic District Streetscape Project”

 

PROMOTIONS & MARKETING AWARDS

Special or Neighborhood Events

Easton Main Street Initiative a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership – ”Build Easton Winter Village”

Main Street Gettysburg – “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival 2019”

Retail Promotions

Downtown Carlisle Association – “Love Buck$”

 

ANCHOR BUILDING AWARD

Quakertown Alive! – “Trolley Barn Public Market”

 

SAFE, CLEAN & GREEN AWARDS

Public Safety

Main Street Gettysburg – “Cares Program”

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT THE TERI FOSTER AWARD

Malcolm Johnstone

 

 

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