#DTJax Awards

Downtown Vision created the #DTJax Awards in 2015 to celebrate the people and projects making Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest. 

Downtowner of the Year

Award to honor an individual who has demonstrated inspirational leadership and has made strides to create and support a vibrant Downtown.

Past winners: 

2015 – Alex Coley, NAI Hallmark

2016 – Ben Davis, Intuition Ale Works

2017 – Frank Denton & Mark Nusbaum, J Magazine

2018 – Ambassador John D. Rood & Steve Moore, Vestcor

2019 – Brian Wolfburg, VyStar Credit Union

Downtown Project of the Year

Award to recognize a project that has significantly enhanced the economic revitalization of Downtown through the activation of underutilized resources, job creation, or leading design practices.

Past winners:

2015 – Sweet Pete’s, Allison & Peter Behringer

2016 – Winston Family YMCA, First Coast YMCA

2017 – Cowford Chophouse, Jacques & Alex Klempf

2018 – 20West FSCJ Housing and Cafe, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Profit Investments and LISC Jacksonville

2019 – The Barnett Building and UNF Center for Entrepreneruship & Innovation, SouthEast Group and UNF

 

Small Business of the Year

Award to recognize a thriving street level retailer who enhances the Downtown experience.

Past winners:

2019 – Bellwether, Jonathan Insetta and Allan DeVault

 

Downtown Achievement Award 

Award that recognizes an individual or organization for a significant body of work that reinforces Downtown as the premier center for arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and/or urban living in Northeast Florida.

Past winners: 

2015 – DuPont Fund/Center, Sherry Magill

2016 – Council President Lori Boyer

2017 – Preston Haskell

2018 – Aundra Wallace, Downtown Investment Authority

2019 – Debbie Buckland, Truist Bank

 

Ambassador of the Year 

Award to honor a Downtown Ambassador who continually goes above and beyond in their service of Downtown’s stakeholders, residents, employees and visitors.

Past winners: 

2015 – Lydia Cobbert

2016 – Michael Ryan

2017 – Willie Browner

2018 – Michael Ryan

2019 – Michael Carpenter