Texas Downtown Association Award Finalist …

2017 President’s Award Program Finalists

Finalists for the 2017 TDA President’s Awards Program were selected on September 14 in Austin.  The awards program recognizes outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns and is sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA).  TDA was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality.  The membership organization is an independent, statewide nonprofit that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, local organizations, small businesses, and individuals.

One hundred and fifteen entries were submitted in twelve different categories from communities across the state.  Judges reviewed entries online and then met in person to make their final selection of award finalists and winners.  The panel included:  Kent Collins, Centro Development; P.A. Geddie, County Line Magazine; Lois Rodriguez, Texas Highways; and Evan Thompson, Preservation Texas.

Winners will be announced on November 8 at the President’s Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 2017 Texas Downtown Conference in McKinney.

We will once again offer People’s Choice voting and will send out information soon to finalists that can be shared with supporters about how to participate.

Best Commercial Interior
Under 50k population
Brenham – Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails
Taylor – 2nd Street Farm 2 Market
Taylor – Curb Side Coffee House


   2nd Street Farm to Market Deli