Nominations Now Open for 2020 Renaissance and Starr Awards

March 10, 2020

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The Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) is presently soliciting nominations for its 2020 Renaissance and Starr
Awards. 
  • The Renaissance Award, established in 2003, recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the revitalization of one or more downtowns in Georgia. Individuals and organizations from the private sector, non-profit, civic, philanthropic and private academic communities are eligible to receive the award. Governmental agencies and their staff are not eligible.
  • The Starr Award, established in 2019, recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution toward creating a unique and vibrant environment in the downtown area of a city in Georgia. The award is given annually in memory of Mike Starr, who served as the Georgia Cities Foundation’s President for two decades until his death in 2019. The Georgia Cities Foundation seeks to create this permanent legacy in President Starr’s memory by celebrating those who emulate his best traits: visionary, innovator, servant leader, and champion for downtowns.
Applications for the Renaissance and Star awards can be found here. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the forms, which can be emailed or sent in.

The Renaissance and Starr awards will be presented in Savannah during the Georgia Municipal Association’s Annual Convention, which will be held June 26-30, 2020. The deadline for submittal of nominations is Thursday, April 3, 2020, at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Aylworth at (678) 244-0511 or Chris Higdon at (678) 651-1018.

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