The two Georgetown winners were named in the Presidents Awards Program at the TDA annual meeting in Granbury. The awards for Georgetown were in the category of cities with populations above 50,000 residents.
The Georgetown Art Center won in the Best Public Improvement category that recognizes excellence in public projects and planning in downtowns or commercial districts.
The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas marketing campaign won in the Best Marketing Program category, which recognizes excellence in marketing of downtown or commercial districts.
The Georgetown Art Center opened in October 2013 in the first floor of the renovated historic fire station and city hall building at 816 S. Main Street. Architect Gary Wang designed the Georgetown Art Center as well as the adjacent outdoor plaza.
Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross announced the TDA awards at the City Council meeting on November 25. Pictured are Mayor Ross with Cari Miller, tourism and Convention and Visitors Bureau manager, and Eric Lashley, public library director.
Miller has used the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas trademark in a variety of advertisements and marketing collateral for the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau. Lashley helped to coordinate the renovation of the Georgetown Art Center and is on the advisory board for Georgetown Art Works, the arts nonprofit that operates the Art Center.
For information about exhibits and classes at the Georgetown Art Center, go to www.GeorgetownArtCenterTX.org.