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EDA Awards & Recognition

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2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist!

Each year, the National Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization with the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). Since the award’s inception in 1995, over 90 Main Street programs have been honored. In 2019, downtown Ellensburg was named a Semifinalist for the award, naming us one of the top ten historic downtowns in the country!

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Washington State Excellence on Main Awards: 

  • Outstanding Economic Restructuring Success Story (2008)

  • Outstanding Promotion (2008)

  • Outstanding Economic Restructuring Success Story (2009)

  • Outstanding Public Private Partnership (2009)

  • Outstanding Achievement in Promotion for the Hoedown in the Downtown (2012)

  • Outstanding Promotional Event for Hometown Holidays (2013)

  • Visual Impact for the Street Furniture Project (2014)

  • Community Partnership for collaborative work on the Geddis Building (2014)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year to Royal Sports (2014)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year- Claim Clothing (2015)

  • Organization Excellence- Ellensburg Downtown Association (2015)

  • Excellence on Main- Rory Turner (2016)

  • Outstanding Promotional Event- Buskers in the Burg (2016)