Past Winners (DTJax Awards)

Downtown Vision created the #DTJax Awards in 2015 to celebrate the people and projects making Downtown Jacksonville a better place to live, work, visit and invest.

Gala Award

Downtowner of the Year

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:

2015 – Alex Coley, NAI Hallmark

2016 – Ben Davis, Intuition Ale Works

2017 – Frank Denton & Mark Nusbaum, J Magazine

2018 – Ambassador John D. Rood & Steve Moore, Vestcor

Downtown Business OR Project of the Year

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:

2015 – Sweet Pete’s, Allison & Peter Behringer

2016 – Winston Family YMCA, First Coast YMCA

2017 – Cowford Chophouse, Jacques & Alex Klempf

2018 – 20West FSCJ Housing and Cafe, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Profit Investments and LISC Jacksonville

Downtown Achievement Award

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:

2015 – DuPont Fund/Center, Sherry Magill

2016 – Council President Lori Boyer

2017 – Preston Haskell

2018 – Aundra Wallace, Downtown Investment Authority

Ambassador of the Year

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:

2015 – Lydia Cobbert

2016 – Michael Ryan

2017 – Willie Browner

2018 – Michael Ryan