Since 1988, Downtown Lexington Corporation has flourished thanks to the contributions of many. The DLC Annual Meeting & Awards of Excellence, presented by Unified Trust Company, allows us to recognize the accomplishments that have transformed our downtown by making it stronger, more vibrant and prosperous. Each year, this event recognizes six outstanding businesses and/or individuals that have made a lasting and positive impact on downtown.
The categories are as follows:
Urban Innovation Award
Given to a businesses, organization or individual for a successful and truly trail-blazing activity in a previously underdeveloped area or facet of downtown Lexington. Included in this category is recognition for new efforts, for continued and expanded work, and for creative and unusual achievement.
Landscape and Streetscape Award
Given to a business or organization and/or property owners for outstanding effort in maintaining a visual pleasantness to downtown.
Leadership Achievement Award
Given to the business or organization which best exemplifies exceptional contribution to the business, civic, or human vitality of downtown Lexington.
Perfect Partner Award
Given to a business, person or organization that contributes greatly to the downtown Lexington mission.
Smiley Pete Award
Given to a business, organization, or individual that has a great impact on how people feel about downtown. Named in honor of that longtime canine resident of Main and Lime, and created as the ultimate in compliments for one who helps everyone enjoy being downtown.
Outstanding Individual Award
Given to an individual who has contributed to the growth, vitality, and overall appeal of downtown Lexington, making it a better place to live, work, and visit.