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Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award nominations due July 31

Media Contact: Katie Adelman
Rochester Downtown Alliance
Office: 507-216-9886



Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award nominations due July 31

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Monday, July 31 is the deadline to nominate a person or group for the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award.

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. As an organization Keith helped found in the early 2000s, the Rochester Downtown Alliance seeks to honor Sandy’s work and encourage more people to explore ways to make a positive impact on downtown.

“It takes thousands of people to make up our downtown and their commitment to its vibrancy and activation are what continue to bring more to Rochester,” said William Forsman, RDA board development chair. “The Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award is our opportunity to recognize one of them for their outstanding contributions to the downtown and continue Keith’s legacy of public service.”

Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award nomination forms—online and downloadable—can be found at and should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2023.

The recipient of the Sandy Keith Downtown Impact Award will be selected by a committee of past Sandy Keith Award recipients, RDA board of directors, and downtown stakeholders based on criteria and nomination form completeness.

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.