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RDA seeks Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award nominations

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886
Email: kadelman@downtownrochestermn.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RDA seeks Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award nominations

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Nominations for the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award are being sought by the Rochester Downtown Alliance, which Keith helped found.

The Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award is presented to a person or group whose efforts have made or are making a substantial impact on the downtown community. The goal is to recognize those who continue to demonstrate passion for urban growth and community development and encourage others to do likewise.

Keith was the driving force behind the genesis of the RDA in the early 2000s. To honor Sandy’s work and encourage more people to explore ways to make an impact on downtown, the RDA created the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award.

Nominations for the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award are open and should be completed by 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2023. An online or downloadable paper nomination form can be found here.

The recipient of the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award will be determined by a selection committee based on the above criteria and nomination form completeness and will be recognized at the August 3 Thursdays Downtown.

Past Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award recipients include Sandy Keith himself, Café Steam, former Mayor Ardell Brede, Terry Spaeth, the late Gus Chafoulias, and Shawn and Michelle Fagan.

About the Rochester Downtown Alliance
The Rochester Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit corporation comprised of a broad range of people representing property owners, business leaders, the city and others with a direct stake in enhanced business and economic development conditions in the downtown district. We work together to build a vibrant downtown community. We believe a strong core positively impacts the greater city of Rochester. Through a series of special events, activities, and initiatives, we create energy, excitement, and a unique character to Downtown Rochester, Minnesota.

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