Main Street Awards

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North Dakota’s Main Street initiative is a shared vision of healthy, vibrant communities that through fiscally responsible planning, attract the talent needed to support our growing economy. The Main Street Awards honor communities who show excellence in these principles by actively working to differentiate and enhance the quality of life for their residents, present and future. These awards are an opportunity for communities to showcase their unique efforts and attributes, and call attention to the tangible benefits an engaged community can create.

The Main Street Awards are a collaborative effort of the Office of Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota Department of Commerce. The 2022 Main Street awards will be presented during the annual Main Street Summit on October 24-26th at the Bismarck Event Center.

These awards are an opportunity for communities to showcase their unique efforts and call attention to the tangible benefits an engaged community can create.  Projects submitted for consideration should take place in the time frame of July 2020-August 2022.

An overview and nomination link for 2022 nominations are coming soon!

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2021 Award Winners:

Healthy, Vibrant Community Award

21st Century Workforce Award

Main Street Excellence Award

Smart, Efficient Infrastructure Award

ND Legendary Heritage Award

2020 Award Winners:

21st Century Workforce Award

  • Makewell Skills Camp
  • Rugby Student Loan Repayment Program

Arts and Culture Award 

  • Willison Electric Boxes
  • New Rockford Summer Street Market

Innovations in Community Resiliency Award

  • Cavalier Stimulus

Legendary Heritage Award

  • Maddock Opera House

Main Street Excellence Award

  • Devils Lake (Urban)
  • Forman (Rural)

Smart, Efficient Infrastructure Award

  • Milnor Grocery Store

 

2019 Award Winners:

Arts and Culture Award - Jamestown

Differentiator Award: Fargo

Future Leaders Empowerment Award: Beach

Legendary Heritage Award: Mandan

Legendary Young Leader – Sandra Larson from Sheyenne and Baleigh Ripplinger from McClusky

Livability for All Ages Award: BPRD and Main Street GF: Longest Table

Main Street Excellence Award: West Fargo and Milnor

Revitalizer Award: Cavalier

Vibrancy Award: Hettinger

 

 

 

2018 Award Winners:

Legendary Heritage Award: Fargo

Revitalizer Award: Belfield

Vibrancy Award: Watford City

Mobilizer Award: Jamestown

Differentiator Award: Binford

Future Leaders Empowerment Award: Rugby

Main Street Excellence Award: Grand Forks, Stanley, Garrison and Tuttle