FATE, TX (October 4, 2022) – The finalists and winners of the 2022 President’s Awards Program were recently announced in Austin. Sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association, this awards program has been recognizing outstanding projects, places and people in downtowns statewide for more than 30 years.
For its outstanding efforts and innovative partnerships with the city, Fate’s first Local Business Action Team was named a Resiliency Award recipient by the Texas Downtown Association. Fate’s Local Business Action Team is made up of Fate business owners and entrepreneurs. This team was created to help the City improve the downtown experience through events, beautification, and increased awareness of existing and new businesses.
The Texas Downtown Association was founded in 1985 with a mission to provide its members with resources, advocacy, education and connections to develop vibrant neighborhoods. The organization is an independent statewide non-profit organization representing cities and towns of all sizes, economic development companies, chambers of commerce, local governments, small businesses and individuals.
Susie Lawrence, Economic and Community Development Manager at Fate, said: Out of this need, the Local Business Action Team was born. As a city, we are proud of our staff, partners, business owners, and residents who have provided us with great introductions to bring the future of Fate to life. ”
129 entries were submitted in 12 different categories from communities across the state. The Design and Achievement categories were judged by separate judges.
Achievements Judge: Erica Boyd, Texas Travel Alliance. Julie Glover, Downtown Consultant. Danny Horeva, Midland Arts Council. Chris Larson in downtown Houston. Halff Associates Jordan Maddox.
The city will receive the award at the President’s Awards Gala on November 2nd in conjunction with the 2022 Texas Downtown Association Conference, scheduled November 1-4 in San Marcos.
For more information on the Presidential Awards, Downtown Texas Association Conference, or other programs in Downtown Texas, visit www.texasdowntown.org.
City of Fate has submitted a press release.