Manheim receives three Townie Awards

By on June 24, 2015

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented nine awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. The Townie Awards are a festive and venerable tradition designed to recognize the commonwealth’s core communities and individuals for creation and implementation of projects, programs and events that exemplify the goals of PDC’s community revitalization mission. Eligible communities consist of Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s nearly 200 member organizations, which include approximately 70 Main Street and 30 Elm Street programs, making the Townies a competitive award process each year.

Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s executive director, Bill Fontana, said “Each year we look forward to the Townie Awards presentation for its ability to excite and inspire our members to continue their community revitalization efforts. Our member communities work tirelessly to improve their cities and towns, and we love having the opportunity to applaud them for their efforts.”

The Townie Awards are a part of PDC’s annual statewide conference, which is held in a different commonwealth community each year in order to highlight the respective city or town’s accomplishments in community and neighborhood revitalization. This year’s conference, held in Lancaster was attended by more than 125 individuals and included borough and municipal officials, experts in community planning and landscape architecture, and dozens of Main Street and Elm Street managers. Highlights of the conference included nationally-recognized speakers, more than two dozen educational sessions, mobile workshops highlighting the region’s natural waterways and hiking trails and a visit to downtown Lititz.

The Manheim Downtown Development Group was awarded three separate awards for their efforts in community revitalization. The awards focused on Promotion and Marketing of a Special Event, Safe Clean and Green, and youth volunteerism. Earlier this year, the organization was also recognized for receiving the prestigious National Main Street Accreditation for Organizational Performances by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Manheim Downtown Development Group, is a non-profit organization who focus is to revitalize downtown Manheim for the businesses, community and visitors of Lancaster County.

 

Manheim’s Townie Award recipients were (left to right)  Diane Funk, Manheim Downtown Development Group volunteer;  Doreen Ober, Main Street Manager;  Robbie Miller, Boy Scout Troop 99; Kelley Dubbs, Manheim Downtown Development Group  promotion committee Chair; and  Barbara Baker, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority  recycling manager.

Manheim’s Townie Award recipients were (left to right) Diane Funk, Manheim Downtown Development Group volunteer; Doreen Ober, Main Street Manager; Robbie Miller, Boy Scout Troop 99; Kelley Dubbs, Manheim Downtown Development Group promotion committee Chair; and Barbara Baker, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority recycling manager.

 

The three 2015 Townie Award recipients from Manheim were:

  • Manheim Downtown Development Group received a “Promotions & Marketing – Special Events” award for the Rock-N-Glow 5K;
  • Manheim Downtown Development Group also received the “Safe, Clean and Green” award for their cigarette litter prevention program; and
  • Robert J. Miller, of Manheim Boy Scout Troop 99, received the “Youth Involvement” award for improvements made to the gazebo.

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