Our members work tirelessly to revitalize their downtowns and create places that attract residents, visitors, businesses and more.
The team from New Britain beams as they accept their Award of Excellence for Public Space for their Complete Streets Master Plan.

The team from New Britain beams as they accept their Award of Excellence for Public Space for their Complete Streets Master Plan. Photo by Allegra Anderson Photography

To celebrate the enormously effective and impactful work of our members, we created the annual Awards of Excellence program where we honor the most outstanding achievements from across the State during our Awards Gala. See below for information on how you can nominate your downtown.

Applying for an Award of Excellence
Each year CMSC issues a Call for Entries in December. Members in good standing then have until March to submit their applications, utilizing input from CMSC staff. A jury of industry-related peers reviews the applications and selects the winners which are announced by CMSC in a press release on May 1st. The winners are celebrated and the awards presented at our annual Awards Gala on the first Monday in June. For questions or information regarding our Awards of Excellence, contact Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker at kim@ctmainstreet.org.

Awards of Excellence Winners
Click here to see how our towns and city centers are being preserved and reinvigorated through the efforts of our dedicated members.