2020 Downtown First Awards


Downtown first awards

Raising the Bar

The Downtown First Awards recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who put downtown first through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources.

The community is invited to nominate businesses, organizations, and individuals deserving of recognition. An independent selection committee reviews nominations and selects winners in each award category (Rock Springs Main Street/URA board members are not eligible for awards).

Awards will be presented at our annual volunteer recognition event on April 9. 

Nominated businesses, merchants or organizations must be located in the Downtown Rock Springs focus area and nominated individuals must live, work or volunteer in the focus area.

Categories include:

  • Outstanding Downtown Business

    This award is presented to a business located within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area.

  • Spirit of Downtown Award

    This award is presented to a business, organization or individual who exemplifies Downtown in their actions.

  • Outstanding New Business/Merchant (opened in 2019)

    This award is presented to a business or merchant located within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area that has opened or relocated to the district in 2018.

  • Better Rock Springs Beautification Award

    This award is presented to a business or property owner within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area that has made improvements to his/her property or who has otherwise contributed to the beautification of Downtown Rock Springs

  • Outstanding Individual¬†(within a Company or Organization)

    This award is presented to an individual who, as a representative of his/her company or organization, serves to enhance the downtown experience.

  • Outstanding Volunteer

    This award is presented to an individual or group whose volunteerism within the Downtown Rock Springs focus area enhances the downtown experience

Nominations are due by March 30, 2020

Please use a separate form for each nomination

Download Nomination Form