The Townie Awards gala, or the Townies, is an annual dinner and awards ceremony wherein communities from across the commonwealth are recognized for noteworthy revitalization projects or events completed over the previous year.
Nominees for the awards must be PDC members in good standing, but may be nominated by any individual or entity. A specific community or individual may be nominated in more than one category. Historically, the much anticipated Townie Awards gala is a formal, black-tie optional event held during our annual conference.
The application period for submitting a Townie Award nomination form shall be for a project implemented or completed from May 1, 2012-October 31, 2013. Deadline for nominations is February 7, 2014.
2012 Nomination Packet
With ten categories and several sub-categories, receiving one of these awards is highly competitive and indeed a great honor. The 2012 winners are listed below:
Organizational Development | Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown
Physical Improvements & Design
Program-Wide Facade | Clearfield Revitalization Corporation (CRC) & Downtown Ephrata Inc. (DEI)
Individual Storefront | Joe & Mary Kowal of the Mowery House, Bedford
Public Space Improvements | Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation & Downtown Bedford, Inc.
Promotions & Marketing
Special or Neighborhood Events | United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA Arts on Fire & Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Retail Promotions | Hamilton Main Street Program’s Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week
Adams County Arts Council, Arts Education Center
Volunteer of the Year
Brian Warfal, Our Town Foundation
Outstanding Achievement by a Program Manager
Dean Rohrbach, Program Manager, West Reading Elm Street