Three Georgetown projects, businesses selected as finalists in TDA awards

Sep 23, 2019

Two City of Georgetown initiatives and one Georgetown business were recently named finalists in the achievement categories for the Texas Downtown Association’s 2019 President’s Awards Program.

The City’s Red Poppy Festival, which celebrated its 20th year in 2019, was selected as a finalist for Best Promotional Event. Georgetown’s City Center project, which consolidated City offices into a civic campus in downtown just west of the Square, is a finalist for Spirit of Downtown. And the recently opened Lark & Owl Booksellers was named a finalist for Best Downtown Business.

“Having three President’s Award finalists is a huge honor for Georgetown and our community, because there are so many wonderful projects happening in downtowns across the state,” Downtown Development Director Kim McAuliffe said. “We’re looking forward to hosting the annual Texas Downtown Association conference this year where we will get to showcase Georgetown to downtown professionals from cities throughout Texas.”

Finalists were selected from 119 entries submitted in eleven categories from communities throughout the state. The judges for achievement entries included: Molly Alexander, Downtown Austin Alliance; Travis Baker, Community Impact Newspaper; Alan Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm; Margo Richards, Lower Colorado River Authority; and Daryl Whitworth, Madden Media.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 30 at the Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 2019 Texas Downtown Conference at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave.

TDA was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality. The President’s Awards program has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns.

Voting for the People’s Choice Awards in these categories will be Sept. 30-Oct. 4 on the TDA Facebook page at

For more information about the President’s Awards or other TDA programs, visit

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