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The Office of Community and Rural Affairs honored outstanding local achievement in revitalization and downtown development by Indiana Main Street communities at a special awards ceremony held at the Statehouse on December 7th, 2015.
Businesses, communities, organizations and individuals were nominated for their accomplishments in community Main Street Programs. All participating Indiana Main Street communities were eligible to nominate and receive awards.
The award winners for 2015 are:
Main Street Business of the Year: The Electric Brew in downtown Goshen
Excellence in Economic Development: The Upstairs Housing Grant Program, Richmond
Downtown Special Event: Noblesville Main Street’s White River Celebration and Duck Race
Design of Downtown Public Improvements: The City of Decatur's Founders Park
Main Street Volunteers of the Year:
* Larry Isch with Decatur Main Street
* Jennifer Hollingshead with Restore Old Town Greenwood, Inc.
* Ann Finchum with Auburn Development Advisory Committee, Inc.
Staff Member of the Year: Jay Ellis, the Executive Director of Jeffersonville Main Street
Community Impact Award: New Palestine’s Blue Star Banner Program