Celebrating CMSC member communities for their outstanding contributions to Main Street.
Our members work tirelessly to revitalize their downtowns and create places that attract residents, visitors, businesses and more. To celebrate the enormously effective and impactful work of our members, we created the annual Awards of Excellence. Each year, CMSC member communities submit applications, which are then reviewed by a jury of industry-related experts. The winners are announced on May 1st, and the awards are presented during our annual Awards Gala celebration, held each year on the first Monday in June.
Next Awards Gala
Awards of Excellence: Past Winners
2017 Awards of Excellence will be presented in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on May 18, 2017.
2016 Awards of Excellence were presented at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield, followed by an evening of tours and festivities in the new Storrs Center. Photos by Allegra Anderson Photography.
2016 Founder’s Award, presented by Eversource Energy
2016 Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service
2015 Awards of Excellence were presented at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. Photo by Allegra Anderson Photography
2015 Founder’s Award, presented by Eversource Energy
2015 Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service
Awards of Excellence Program (large file)
2013 Awards of Excellence presented at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Photos by Ben Pollard, Memory Manufacturing
2013 CL&P Award Winner
View the June 10, 2013 Awards Presentation (large file)
2012 Awards of Excellence presented at Cheney Hall in Manchester. Photos by Garaventa Photography
2012 CL&P Award Winner
View the June 11, 2012 Awards Presentation (large file)
2010 Awards of Excellence presented at The Barnum Museum and Playhouse on the Green in Downtown Bridgeport
2009 Awards of Excellence presented at Eno Memorial Hall in Simsbury Center
2008 Awards of Excellence presented at The Wauregan in Downtown Norwich
2007 Awards of Excellence presented at The Gilson Café & Cinema in Downtown Winsted
2006 Awards of Excellence presented at The Crocker House in Downtown New London
2005 Awards of Excellence presented at The Palace Theater and Waterbury Arts Magnet School in Downtown Waterbury
2004 Awards of Excellence presented at The Artists’ Collective in the Upper Albany Avenue District, Hartford
2003 Awards of Excellence presented at The Vernon Senior Center Auditorium in Downtown Rockville