Meet your 2022 Downtown Recognition Award Winners
The Downtowner of the Year
The Downtowner of the Year recognizes an extraordinary individual whose involvement, contributions and services has contributed to the growth, vitality, and overall progression of Downtown. This individual has volunteered their time, pursued new initiatives, promoted the downtown experience, and has contributed to the overall vitality of Downtown Revitalization.
- Casey Lain – Adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic with interactive activities to preserve the vibrant culture of downtown.
Best New Business
The Best New Business is awarded to a business or organization for pioneering true success in establishing a presence in Downtown Corpus Christi. This includes new businesses offering new attractions or historic buildings that have been transformed to steadily add vibrancy to the district. Included in this category is recognition for new efforts, creative and unique achievements.
- COMMONS General Store
Best Downtown Event
The Best Downtown Event is award to an event that has contributed to the image of downtown, was a successful economic driver, and created unique opportunities for locals and visitors to embody the culture of Downtown Corpus Christi. This includes events, performances, street activations, or creative programming.
- The People’s Market
Downtown Creative of the Year
The Downtown Creative of the Year is awarded to an individual who has been a trailblazer for the arts and creative culture found throughout Downtown Corpus Christi. This individual has contributed to downtown by installing art, creating an event for creatives to showcase their work, acted as a mentor for novice artists in the area, or has captured the culture of downtown through their work.
- America Segura – Visit Corpus Christi
Hospitality Hero of the Year
The Hospitality Hero of the Year is awarded to an individual who went above and beyond to maintain an excellent experience for locals and visitors enjoying Downtown Corpus Christi. This includes servers, cleaning crew, managers, hostesses, and any individual that provided friendly and generous hospitality.
- Mary & Rick – Art Museum of South Texas