Annual award ceremony celebrates initiatives that have made a positive impact on Downtown Tampa
TAMPA (November 20, 2017) – The Tampa Downtown Partnership has announced the winners of its 2017 Urban Excellence Awards program. Winners will be recognized and receive their awards during the annual celebration on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Vault in downtown Tampa.
“The Urban Excellence Awards event is a unique opportunity for the Tampa Downtown Partnership to bring together downtown stakeholders and community members to say thank you and recognize those pioneers, trailblazers, and Downtown champions that make downtown a great place to live, work and play,” said Mickey Jacob, Chairman for the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “It’s an event I look forward to each year.”
Each year an awards jury representing a cross-section of downtown constituencies selects award winners who have made significant contributions that have had a lasting and positive impact on Downtown. Awardees are honored for their leadership, innovation, hard work, talent, and community spirit.
Public Sector Project Award: Deputy John Kotfila, Jr. Memorial Dog Park
Private Sector Project: The Art of the Brick
Downtown Detail Award: The Riverwalk at Doyle Carlton Public Art Installations
Downtown Experience Award: 2017 NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship
Social Impact Award: I AM Priceless
Downtown Collaboration Award: Hurricane Irma Response and Relief Operations: City of Tampa / HART / Hillsborough County / TECO
Juror’s Choice Award: Tampa Downtowner
Voting is open for the People’s Choice Award until November 22 and the winner will be announced at the event. All are encouraged to submit a vote.
All entries for the Urban Excellence Awards are considered on their merit. Entries may include Downtown Tampa or center city individuals, businesses, organizations, events, or projects (public or private) that:
Were completed or accomplished during the past three years; and
Made a significant contribution to Downtown; and/or
Displayed an entrepreneurial spirit or community leadership that positively contributed to Downtown; and/or
Have demonstrated a long-term commitment to Downtown.
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, the Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.