January 9, 2020
Six People to be Honored at the Annual MDA Awards Banquet & Meeting January 16
Following an extraordinarily successful year in Downtown Missoula, 18 individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2019-20 Downtown Awards to be presented at the Missoula Downtown Association’s Annual Meeting next Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Doubletree Hotel.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those individuals who make Downtown Missoula the special place it is,” said Tom Snyder, President of the MDA Board of Directors and owner of Five on Black. “Our leadership appreciates the opportunity to recognize people in our community who are doing great things for the heart of Missoula.”
Nominees for the Downtown Employee of the Year Award are Krysta Henley of Break Espresso, Randy Krastel from the Missoula Police Department, and Mark Thompson from Worden’s Market.
Nominees for the Downtown Volunteer of the Year Award are Julie Maloney of Morrison Mairle Systems, Dan Maronick of ATTIC, and Holley Bootsma of Quality Shelter Companies.
Nominees for the MDA Board Member of the Year are Ellen Buchanan of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency, Josh Eder of S.G. Long, and Bob McGowan from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.
Nominees for the Downtown Committee Member of the Year Award are Ashley Cossairt of Run Wild Missoula, Emy Scherrer with the Missoula Historic Preservation Commission, Jimmy Grant from Historical Research Associates, and Chase Jones, City of Missoula Energy Conservation Coordinator.
Nominees for the Downtown Business of the Year Award are ATG Cognizant, Basal, and MCAT.
Nominees for the Dan Cederberg Downtowner of the Year Award are Kia Liszak from the ZACC and Jim McDonald from A&E Architects.
The Missoula Downtown Association has recognized individuals doing great work through the Downtown Awards Program since 1986.
The MDA Awards Banquet will be at the DoubleTree Hotel Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5-8 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Downtown Missoula Partnership office at 406-543-4238.
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