ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) will hold its eighth annual Downtown First Awards and Volunteer Recognition Event on Wednesday, February 23 at the Broadway Theater.
The Downtown First Awards recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who put downtown first through their commitments of time, advocacy, and resources.
The community is invited to nominate businesses, organizations, and individuals deserving of recognition. An independent selection committee reviews nominations and selects winners in each award category. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony that evening.
Nominated businesses, merchants, or organizations must be located in the Downtown Rock Springs focus area and nominated individuals must live, work or volunteer in the focus area. Categories include:
- Outstanding Downtown Business
This award is presented to a business located within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area.
- Spirit of Downtown Award
This award is presented to a business, organization or individual who exemplifies Downtown in their actions.
- Outstanding New Business/Merchant (opened in 2021)
This award is presented to a business or merchant located within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area that has opened or relocated to the district in 2021.
- Better Rock Springs Beautification Award
This award is presented to a business or property owner within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area that has made improvements to his/her property or who has otherwise contributed to the beautification of Downtown Rock Springs
- Outstanding Individual (within a Company or Organization)
This award is presented to an individual who, as a representative of his/her company or organization, serves to enhance the downtown experience.
- Outstanding Volunteer
This award is presented to an individual or group whose volunteerism within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area enhances the downtown experience
This year, nominations can be electronically from the Downtown Rock Springs website at DowntownRS.com (under the “MORE” heading) or in person at the Rock Springs Main Street/URA office, 603 S Main Street. The Rock Springs Main Street/URA can be reached at 307-352-1434.
Nomination forms are due by February 11, 2022.