MDA Annual Awards

2019 Best Economic Development Over $1 Million
Geenen DeKock Properties Mixed Use and Parking Deck Development

The Michigan Downtown Association will announce the winners of the 7th Annual MDA Awards on Thursday, November 2, during our Annual Conference held in Birmingham. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2023.  
The Michigan Downtown Association is asking for nominations for its seventh annual MDA Awards. Winners will receive their awards during the MDA's Annual Statewide Michigan Downtowns Conference, held November 2-3, 2023, in Downtown Birmingham.  The deadline for award nominations is Friday, September 8, 2023.  Email nominations to with "MDA Award Nominations" in the subject or post- marked letters sent to Michigan Downtown Association, P.O. Box 3591, North Branch, MI 48461.
There are two categories for awards:
Downtown Projects & Downtown Organization of the Year
Downtown Projects can fall into any of the following categories. Nominated projects can be completed by a downtown organization, city, or private developer within a member community and will be evaluated for their impact on downtown and on the community.
  • Placemaking
  • Promotions & Marketing
  • Redevelopment Project
Downtown Organization of the Year is an award given to an MDA member whose leadership was exemplary in the year 2022 through their organization and execution of a project(s).
Award recipients will receive:
  • Shareable social media images produced by New Moon Visions announcing receipt of organization/community/developer’s award
  • Proclamation sent to community’s municipality announcing receipt of organization/community/developer’s award
  • Template of a press release announcing receipt of organization/community/developer’s award
  • Opportunity to present project, with other award recipients, during the MDA Annual Spring Workshop, March 2024

Please click here for more information and for the application forms.