Annual award ceremony celebrates initiatives that have made a positive impact on Downtown Tampa
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The Tampa Downtown Partnership has announced the winners of its 2016 Urban Excellence Awards program.
The membership based not-for-profit organization’s tenth annual Urban Excellence Awards celebration recognizes those businesses, organizations, individuals, events, and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant, and diverse Downtown Tampa, and have made a positive impact on the community. More than 100 guests attended the awards ceremony on November 30 at the Rooftop of The Belk Group Building in Tampa.
Christine Burdick, CEO and President of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, provided the opening and closing remarks while Brendan McLaughlin, retired ABC Television news anchor, served as the evening’s emcee presenting the awards. Representatives from the event’s sponsors, The Beck Group and TECO, an Emera Company, welcomed attendees to the ceremony while Rich Linquanti of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, the title sponosor, defined Urban Excellence and explained its true meaning in Tampa to the group.
Jurors for the Awards:
All entries are considered on their merit. Entries may include Downtown Tampa or center city individuals, businesses, organizations, events, or projects (public or private) that:
About the Tampa Downtown Partnership
The Tampa Downtown Partnership (TDP) is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, the TDP administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, the TDP serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.