Annual Downtown Awards

Missoula Downtown Association

Annual Downtown Awards

Since 1986, the Missoula Downtown Association has recognized and honored individuals who have given back to the Missoula community through service to Downtown and the organizations that work to make Downtown the best it can be.


The Awards

Now is the time to nominate someone you know who deserves recognition for their extra efforts. Nominations are open online at www.missouladowntown.com through the end of December.

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
This award honors a business and its contributions to the greater good of Downtown. The Business of the Year gives back to Downtown in extraordinary ways. The last three recipients of the

award were the  ATG Cognizant, Dick Anderson Construction, and The Roxy.

DOWNTOWN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
The Downtown Missoula Partnership could not accomplish all it does without a large, diverse and incredible group of volunteers. Despite the pandemic, we have had over 100 volunteers serve our Downtown community this year. Julie Maloney, Dan Maronick, and Ashley Larkin were honored for their volunteer service the last two years.

DOWNTOWN EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
Downtown employees are the most important part of what makes Downtown Missoula such a great experience. Created in 2004, the Downtown Employee of the Year goes to an individual who provides exceptional customer service or the creation of a new product or program. The last three award winners were Nathan McLeod from Missoula Parks & Recreation, Randy Krastel from the Missoula Police Department, and Bram Moore from the Downtown Missoula Partnership.

COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE YEAR
With 16 active committees that help the Downtown Missoula Partnership accomplish all its goals, the Committee Member of the Year recognizes the dedicated efforts of those who contribute to projects, programs and events on behalf of Downtown Missoula. The last two award winners were Chase Jones, with Ink Realty (Roots Fest Comm.), and Jed Liston (marketing comm.)

BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Honoring board members who are engaged, enthusiastic and dedicated stewards who provide active leadership for the Missoula Downtown Association. Josh Eder and Ellen Buchanan were the last two honorees. In a true partnership way, this year nominees will be accepted for board members serving the Missoula Downtown Foundation and the Downtown Business Improvement District, as well as the Missoula Downtown Association.

DAN CEDERBERG DOWNTOWNER OF THE YEAR
The longest-standing and most prestigious award, the Downtowner of the Year Award was named after Dan Cederberg, who has won the award three times since 1992. With more than 30 individuals who have earned the honor, the Downtowner of the Year recognizes those who make Downtown a better place through unselfish and extraordinary efforts, activities or contributions.  Kia Liszak of the ZACC, and Donna Gaukler of Missoula Parks & Recreation were the last two award winners.

Please submit your nominations before December 31, 2022. Nominees will be recognized at our annual banquet in January.

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The Celebration

Each year our community gathers to celebrate those who have given back to the Missoula community through service to Downtown and the organizations that work to make Downtown the best it can be.

Save the date: January 18, 2023 at the DoubleTree. Tickets available soon!