2019 President's Awards Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners, who were announced October 30 at the President's Awards Gala held in conjunction with the Texas Downtown Conference in Georgetown.

A special thank you to our judging panels for reviewing all 119 entries and choosing both finalists and winners.

Design Panel: Barbara Brannon, Texas Plains Trail Region; Rachel Farrington, Cobalt Development; Ellis Mumford-Russell, Ogee; Dick Ryan, retired architect; and Riley Triggs, City of Austin.

Achievement Panel: Travis Baker, Community Impact Newspaper; Alan Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm; Margo Richards, Lower Colorado River Authority; and Daryl Whitworth, Madden Media.

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2020 Awards Program Details

President's Awards Program Categories

President's Awards Program FAQ

President's Awards Judging Criteria

Awards Registration

All entries are due by midnight on Friday, July 31, 2020.

2019 Downtowner of the Year - Allan Tolbert, Elgin

2019 Susan H. Campbell Award - Amy Miller, Elgin


2019 People's Choice Awards

Congratulations to TDA People’s Choice Award winners! Unlike the President’s Awards winners, the PEOPLE are responsible for selecting the winners and there are no divisions by population.

Thanks to everyone for showing their support for their favorite downtown projects, businesses, buildings, and places!

Best Commercial Interior
Buda – Thatcher Natural Home Offerings

Best Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration
Mount Vernon – Briscoe’s Emporium on Lower Main

Best New Construction
Buda – Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery

Best Public Improvement
Brownsville – Market Square

Best Promotional Event
Garland – Downtown Dine Around

Best Downtown Business
Longview – Oil Horse Brewing Company

Best Downtown Partner
Goliad – Goliad Chamber of Commerce

Best Economic Game Changer
Quitman – Shops at 107

Spirit of Downtown
Tyler – East Texas Big Event