Winners of the 2023 President’s Awards Program were announced in Nacogdoches in conjunction with the Texas Downtown Annual Conference. For over 35 years the awards program, sponsored by Texas Downtown (TXDT), has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns.
The City of Navasota has been awarded the 2023 President’s Award for Best Promotion from the Texas Downtown Association for the City’s very own Texas Birthday Bash event. Winners were announced on Wednesday, October 25 at the President’s Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2023 Texas Downtown Annual Conference in Nacogdoches, TX. Mayor Bert Miller, Economic Development Director Rayna Teicheira, Development Services Director Lupe Diosdado, and former Marketing & Communications Director Bobbie Lehrmann accepted the award on behalf of the City of Navasota. The City of Navasota’s stellar performance was among 114 entries in 11 different categories from communities across the state of Texas.
Texas Birthday Bash is an annual event held in beautiful Downtown Navasota celebrating Texas Independence Day! The City of Navasota invites guests and residents to come celebrate Texas Independence with a two-day music festival featuring some of the biggest names in Texas music, Texas flavors, and Made-in-Texas vendors! Next year’s event is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd in the Navasota Historic Railroad District in downtown Navasota.
Texas Downtown was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality. The mission of the organization is to provide members with resources, advocacy, education, and connections. Texas Downtown represents cities of all sizes, economic development organizations, nonprofits including chambers of commerce and merchant groups, and small business owners.
“I am so proud of our city staff and everyone who has a hand in this event. Our former Marketing & Communications Director Bobbie Lehrmann did an amazing job managing and promoting our 2023 event. It is an honor to receive recognition for an event we love so much and are so passionate about producing for our community.” says Jason Weeks, City Manager, City of Navasota.
For more information about the President’s Awards, the Texas Downtown Conference, or other programs of Texas Downtown, please visit www.texasdowntown.org.