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