Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence

  • 04/11/2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
  • Aspen, CO


  • For individuals and organizations that received complimentary registration via their IN THE GAME Conference sponsorship. Please refer to your invoice for how many registrations you have

We are please to announce that Charles Marohn, founder of Strong Towns, will be our keynote speaker at the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence! Mr. Marohn has authored Thoughts of Building Strong Towns Volume 1 and A World Class Transportation System.  In 2017, Marohn was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Urbanists of All Time by Planetizen. Strong Towns is a national organization dedicated to promoting a model of development that allows America's towns to become financially strong and resilient. Learn more about the Strong Towns model at

Since 2003, the Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence have recognized outstanding projects and people in Colorado that demonstrate creativity in the face of challenges, unlikely and enduring partnerships and dedication to community to further downtown initiatives.Each year the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence serve as a highlight for DCI’s IN THE GAME Vibrant Downtown Event, an annual conference for downtown champions, resources, and stewards. For the first time, winners will not be announced prior to the event. The award ceremony will take place during the IN THE GAME Conference in Aspen on the evening of Thursday, April 11th, 2019. We will be awarding in the following categories:

  • Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation
  • Best Event, Festival or Recurring Activity
  • Best New Addition to Downtown
  • Best Use of Public Space
  • Best Urban Renewal Project
  • Dynamic Downtown District Award
  • Vicki Mattox Downtowner of the Year Award

There are limited seats available, so please reserve yours today!

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