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Downtown First Awards

Each year, Downtown Inc recognizes those who have made a difference in Downtown York at the Downtown First Awards. This year marks the 24th anniversary of celebrating the contributions that enhance the vibrancy and spirit of our community.

Recognizing downtown’s  Difference-Makers

Each year, Downtown Inc recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals who have made a difference in Downtown York through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources at the Downtown First Awards. Join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work that make our downtown a better place. Let’s honor those who light up our city with their passion and commitment!

Nomination window closed July 1

Award Categories:

  • Better York Appell Beautification Award
  • Outstanding Individual
  • Outstanding Large Business (11+ employees)
  • Outstanding Market District Business/Organization
  • Outstanding WeCo District Business/Organization
  • Outstanding Royal Square District Business/Organization
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
  • The Change Maker Award

 Event Details:

  • Awards Ceremony: August 8 at 6pm
  • Venue: Keystone Kidspace, 10 Hamilton Ave, York, PA 17401

 

​Past Winners

​Check out our previous year winners from 2001-2023