Downtown Vision created the #DTJax Awards in 2016 to celebrate the people and projects making Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest. 


Downtowner of the Year - Frank Denton & Mark Nusbaum, J Magazine

Award to honor an individual who in 2017 has demonstrated inspirational leadership and has made strides to create and support a vibrant Downtown.

Past winners: 

2016 - Alex Coley, NAI Hallmark

2017 - Ben Davis, Intuition Ale Works

Downtown Business OR Project of the Year - Cowford Chophouse, Jacques & Alex Klempf 

Award to recognize a business OR project that has significantly enhanced the economic revitalization of Downtown through the activation of underutilized resources, job creation, or leading design practices.

Past winners:

2016 - Sweet Pete's, Allison & Peter Behringer

2017 - Winston Family YMCA, First Coast YMCA

Downtown Achievement Award - Preston Haskell, Haskell Co. & Downtown art contribution

Award that recognizes an individual or organization for a significant body of work that reinforces Downtown as the premier center for arts, dining, retail, entertainment, business and/or urban living in Northeast Florida.

Past winners: 

2016 - DuPont Fund/Center, Sherry Magill

2017 - Council President Lori Boyer

Ambassador of the Year - Willie Browner

Award to honor a Downtown Ambassador who continually goes above and beyond in their service of Downtown’s stakeholders, residents, employees and visitors.

Past winners: 

2016 - Lydia Cobbert

2017 - Michael Ryan


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  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202