Awards


2021 TOWNIE AWARD winners will be announced at PDC’s conference, Tuesday, September 13, 2021, in Reading. Join us!

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

2020 TOWNIE AWARD WINNERS

ORGANZATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Organizational Development
Easton Main Street Initiative a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership – “Easton’s Community Communications”

Community Partnerships
Downtown Inc, York’s Main Street Program – “Together for the Better”


PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS & DESIGN

Individual Facade Restoration
West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation, West Reading Main Street – “West Reading Motor Club” Formally the A-Z Building

Public Space Improvement
Downtown Connellsville, an initiative of Fayette County Cultural Trust, “Connellsville Public Art – Leading the Way”


PROMOTIONS & MARKETING

Special or Neighborhood Events
Venture Lititz, Lititz’s Main Street Program – “Fire & Ice 2019”

Retail Promotions
Easton Main Street Initiative a subsidiary of Greater Easton Development Partnership – “Creative Holiday”


ANCHOR BUILDING AWARD
Venture Lititz, Lititz’s Main Street Program – “Wilbur Chocolate Factory”


SAFE, CLEAN & GREEN AWARD

Public Safety
Main Street Waynesboro Inc. – “One Brick at a Time”


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD FOR YOUTH INVOLVEMENT
Monongahela Main Street Program – Ethan Gumble, “M.y. Main Street”
Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.– Marcus Cooley

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