City of Fate selected as finalist in 2021 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards program – Blue Ribbon News
FATE, TX (September 19, 2021) The finalists for the 2021 President’s Awards program were recently announced in Austin. For more than 30 years, the rewards program, sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA), has recognized outstanding projects, places and people in downtown Texas.
Fate’s commitment to economic revitalization gradually materialized with the erection of The villages of fate mixed-use project, anchoring development for the dynamic vision of downtown Fate. Due to the success of this project, City of Fate was selected as a finalist in the Design category for Best Commercial Interior and Best New Construction, and as a finalist in the Achievement category for Best Economic Game Changer.
TDA was created in 1985 to connect and serve communities engaged in the vitality of the downtown area. The organization is an independent, state-wide nonprofit organization that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, local associations, small businesses and communities. individuals.
“This building represents the start of what we hope to be: a strong destiny with a vibrant core that is financially productive and something our citizens can be proud of,” said City Manager Michael Kovacs.
One hundred and seven nominations were submitted in eleven different categories from communities across the state. The design and production categories were judged by separate panels.
Judges for the design nominations were: Kennedy Colombo, Jackson Galloway FGM Architects; Karen Dickson, Lower Colorado River Authority; Tim Hair, Dunaway Associates; and Martin Sanchez, The Sanchez Group
Judges for the achievements were: Kathleen Frankford, Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus; Marc Maxwell, Town of Sulfur Springs; Gregory Pogue, IC2 Institute, University of Texas-Austin; and Ryan Short, civic brand.
The winners will be announced on November 4 at the President’s Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the Texas Downtown 2021 conference scheduled for November 3-5 in Denton.
For more information on the President’s Awards, the Texas Downtown Conference, or other Texas Downtown Association programs, visit texasdowntown.org.
Press release submitted by City of Fate, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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