Awards


2023 Townie Awards Nominations will be open soon!

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

2022 TOWNIE AWARD WINNERS

Main Street Mount Joy
Organizational Excellence: Community Partnerships
MSMJ Product Development Project

Lansdowne Economic Development Corp.
Organizational Excellence: Community Partnerships
Utility Works Makerspace & Launch Box

NeighborWorks Northeastern PA
Physical Improvements & Design: Program-Wide Façade Restoration
Beautiful Blocks

Downtown State College Improvement District
Physical Improvements & Design: Public Space Improvements
Calder Walkway Lighting Experience

Venture Lititz
Promotion & Marketing: General Image & Identity
Welcome to Lititz: Building a Website

Downtown Pittston Partnership
Promotion & Marketing: Special or Neighborhood Event

Downtown Chambersburg Inc.
Promotion & Marketing: Special or Neighborhood Event

Monongahela Main Street Program
Promotion & Marketing: Retail Promotion
Angelo’s Seasonal Rooftop

Main Street Hanover
Anchor Building
McAllister Hotel Redevelopment

Andrea Goodson
Volunteer of the Year
Main Street Hanover

JoAnn Durante
Volunteer of the Year
Easton Main Street Initiative

Bill Fontana
Teri Foster Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

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