The Annual Mayor's Downtown Impact Award recognizes business owners who have influenced the revitalization of Historic Downtown. By locating to and doing business in downtown Bryan, these awarded individuals or organizations have directly contributed to making Bryan a better place to live, work and do business.
This award was created in 2000, as the revitalization of the city's oldest business district was still in progress. Today, Downtown Bryan is home to galleries, restaurants, shops and venues. Together these businesses are ensuring local artists, farmers and musicians and retail merchants enjoy thriving success in downtown.
"Past and present council members believed in downtown Bryan, and together with local business owners and operators, new life was breathed into our downtown," said Ben Hardeman, former council member and Impact Award winner, and the current chair of the Downtown Bryan Association Board. "The continued vitality of our downtown district depends on the visionary work of business owners and operators, and we celebrate that powerful partnership through the Mayor's Downtown Impact Award."
Citizens and customers of Bryan, Texas, have the opportunity to nominate local businesses and organizations for this prestigious award. A successful nominee will have demonstrated outstanding efforts to advance Bryan's historic downtown, sponsored or participated in a downtown capital project, or engaged in a downtown community service initiative. A successful candidate can best be described as a visionary for the continued preservation, viability and success of the historic downtown district.
If you would like to nominate a candidate for the Mayor's Downtown Impact Award, please complete the online nomination form by November 22, 2013. Award recipients will be recognized at the city's annual volunteer reception on December 13, 2013, 8:00 a.m., at the Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan, Texas.