Awards & Recognitions

The staff of the Downtown Improvement District constantly strives to make Downtown the finest destination it can be. When we receive recognition for a job-well-done from professionals and peer groups, it tells us that we are making a real difference. Here are some of our accolades.

2016 - DNC is recognized by the International Downtown Association for its Vibrant Spaces program.

2015 - DNC is recognized by the International Downtown Association for its Park Happy program.

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 - Holidays In The City was named as one of the 'Top 20 Events in the Southeast' by the Southeast Tourism Society six consecutive years.

2009 - Downtown Norfolk Council receives an Award of Distinction from the Virginia Downtown Development Association for the Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week campaign.

2009 - Downtown Norfolk Council receives an Award of Distinction from the International Downtown Association for the Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week campaign.

2009 - Silver ADDY Award for Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week Rack Card campaign.

2009 - Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week print campaign was recognized as "Best in Category" by the Virginia Press Association.

2008 - ALLI award for the creation of the regional website your757.com.

2008 – Downtown Norfolk Council receives three 2008 ADDY Awards for the advertising campaign promoting Downtown. The award-winning categories include Black & White Newspaper Campaign, Television Campaign and 15-second Television spot.

2007 – Silver ADDY Award for Downtown Norfolk Construction Mitigation Campaign from the Ad Club of Hampton Roads and AIGA.

2006 – Honorable Mention Pinnacle Award for Community Awareness Program from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

2004 – An Award of Merit was presented to the Downtown Norfolk Council by the International Downtown Association for the "Only Downtown" marketing campaign.

2003 – On-going Program of the Year for the DNC Public Safety Ambassador program by the Virginia Governors Conference on Travel and Tourism.

2002 – Downtown Norfolk Council and Tidewater Community College received an Award of Merit from the International Downtown Association for the successful creation of an urban community college campus.

2000 – The Private Industry Award presented to the Downtown Improvement District by the Norfolk Crime Prevention Coalition.

2000 – Award of Excellence presented to the Downtown Improvement District for Environmental Stewardship by the Norfolk Environmental Commission.

2000 – Outstanding Achievement Award presented to the Clean Team Ambassadors by Applied Sweepers for the best preventative maintenance program in the country.

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