Townie Awards

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.

Monday June 2, 2014 at the Blair County Convention Center

5:00pm  Townie Reception Hour with musical guest Mike and Mike
6:00pm  Townie Awards Dinner
9:00pm  Townie After Party with DJ, bar, dance floor



This year's Townie Award trophies

 are being specially designed and handcrafted by the talented artists at Manheim's Steigel Glassworks. 



Mike and Mike to provide live tunes during the Townies Reception

Mike and Mike are “Making Music for Good” by playing events that support community recreation, conservation, and revitalization.  The duo calls on their love of contemporary, classic, and traditional music while adding their own unique blend of vocal harmonies and acoustic string instruments to create an comfortable, inviting atmosphere conducive to networking, fun, and fellowship.


2014 nominations are currently being reviewed by the PDC Conference Planning Subcommittee.  

 The 2012 winners are listed below:

Organizational Excellence
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
Anchor Building
Adams County Arts Council, Arts Education Center
Asset Enhancement
Bucknell University
Volunteer of the Year
Brian Warfal, Our Town Foundation
Outstanding Achievement by a Program Manager
Dean Rohrbach, Program Manager, West Reading Elm Street