Our Awards Gala would not have been possible without the generous support of our Planning Committee, Downtown Ambassadors, and of course our wonderful sponsors!   
The friendly faces of our Downtown Ambassadors were there to greet our guests at our 2016 Awards Gala. Photo Credit: Allegra Anderson Photography

The friendly faces of our Downtown Ambassadors were there to greet our guests at our 2016 Awards Gala. Photo Credit: Allegra Anderson Photography

This event was months in the making, and we have many people to thank for its success:

Thank you to our Planning Committee for your enthusiasm, time, and great ideas! Thank you to Cynthia van Zelm and Kathleen Paterson from the Mansfield Downtown Partnership for hosting our monthly meetings, in addition to providing hours of invaluable assistance.

2016 Awards Gala Planning Committee
Carlota Charles, UConn Digital Media & Design
Mo Cotton Kelly, UConn Alumni Association
Maggie Ferron, Town of Mansfield
Amanda Hanzlik, E.O. Smith High School
Kristin Havrilla Clarke, CT Main Street Center
Meg Malmborg, UConn’s Lodewick Visitors Center
Toni Moran, Mansfield Downtown Partnership
Janell Mullen, Town of Mansfield
Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, CT Main Street Center
Betsy Paterson, Town of Mansfield
Kathleen Paterson, Mansfield Downtown Partnership
Rene Schein, Storrs Automotive
Christine Schilke, CT Main Street Center
Steve Smith, Dog Lane Cafe
Cynthia van Zelm, Mansfield Downtown Partnership

Thank you to our Downtown Ambassadors! Thank you to UConn Alumni’s Mo Cotton Kelly for rounding up so many young, energetic people to welcome our guests and help them find their way around.

Thank you to our sponsors, who generously support CMSC’s mission to inspire healthy, vibrant downtowns through events like these.  Your investment in CMSC helps us share the good work of CMSC members throughout the state.

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band ended the evening on a high note thanks to our concert sponsor Fuss & O'Neill.

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band ended the evening on a high note thanks to our concert sponsor Fuss & O’Neill.

Gala Event Partners
Mansfield Downtown Partnership | Town of Mansfield | UConn

Gala Reception Sponsor
United Illuminating

Funky Dawgz Brass Band Concert Sponsor
Fuss & O’Neill

Storrs Center Tour Sponsor
Baywater Properties

Award Sponsors
Colliers International | Webster Bank

Main Street Sponsors
Connecticut Economic Development Association | Corporation for Independent Living
CDM Smith | Storrs Center Alliance, LLC

Supporting Sponsor
Connecticut Economic Resource Center

Our thanks to:
The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry | E.O. Smith High School | LeylandAlliance
The Oaks on the Square | UConn’s Lodewick Visitors Center | The Benton Museum