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 2020 Main Street awards will be presented during the annual Main Street Summit on October 6-7 at the Bismarck Civic 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 2017-August 2020.
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
2020 Award Categories:
21st Century Workforce Award
Arts and Culture Award
Innovations in Community Resiliency Award
Legendary Heritage Award
Main Street Excellence Award
Smart, Efficient Infrastructure Award