Finalists announced for the 2017 Texas Downtown Association’s President’s Awards Program

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September 18, 2017
Finalists for the 2017 TDA President’s Awards Program were announced on Thursday, September 14 in Austin.  The awards program recognizes outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns and is sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA). 
 
The Lost Pines Art Center in Downtown Bastrop was selected as the sole finalist and winner in the Best New Construction category.  The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is a finalist in the Best Downtown Partner category, along with the Elgin Economic Development Corporation and Pilgrim Bank in Pittsburg.
 
TDA was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality.  The membership organization is an independent, statewide nonprofit that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, local organizations, small businesses, and individuals.  
 
One hundred and fifteen entries were submitted in twelve different categories from communities across the state.  Judges reviewed entries online and then met in person to make their final selection of award finalists and winners.  The panel included:  Kent Collins, Centro Development; P.A. Geddie, County Line Magazine; Lois Rodriguez, Texas Highways; and Evan Thompson, Preservation Texas. 
 
Winners will be announced on November 8 at the President’s Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 2017 Texas Downtown Conference in McKinney. 
 
For more information please contact:
Sarah O’Brien
City of Bastrop
512-3080-8046
sobrien@cityofbastrop.org
 
 
Catherine Sak
Texas Downtown Association
512-472-7832
catherine@texasdowntown.org
Contact:
Sarah O'Brien, Main Street Director
sobrien@cityofbastrop.org, (512) 332-8996