Nominate Your Downtown Heroes

Downtown First Awards winners of 2018 are (From left to right) Carl and Lynne Demshar: Spirit of Downtown Award, Mark and John Piaia: Outstanding Downtown Business (Bi-Rite/Sweet Sage/Remedies Grill), Steve Leisch: Better Rock Springs Beautification Award (Dominion Energy), Denise Webster: Outstanding New Business/Merchant (Coal Train Coffee), Jason Medler: Outstanding Individual (Bike & Trike/The Java Peddler) with Sales Associate, Brooke Hemmert and Connie Lucas: Outstanding Volunteer.

ROCK SPRINGS– The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency will be celebrating the very best of Downtown Rock Springs.

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 category. Rock Springs Main Street board members are not eligible for awards.

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Awards will be presented at the annual volunteer recognition event on April 9 at the Broadway Theater. Doors open at 5:30 pm. There is no cost to attend.

The following award categories are:

  • Outstanding Downtown Business
  • Spirit of Downtown Award
  • Better Rock Springs Beautification Award
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Outstanding Volunteer

“This is our way of giving them a ‘high-five’ for a job well-done in the downtown area,” Trina Brittain, Marketing Events Coordinator pointed out. “There are many residents who volunteer their time to make downtown fun and we appreciate that.”

Brittain added, “The small businesses make downtown unique and we’re glad they’re here.”

Forms can be found online at They are also available at the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency office at 603 South Main Street in the restored freight station and at select business locations. Voting ends by March 30, 2019.

For More Information

The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency is charged with the redevelopment of downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are three standing committees – Business Development, Promotions and Arts and Culture.

For more information on the program, contact the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency at 307-352-1434 or visit their website at