SDDA ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recognition

  • 2001 Dozen Distinctive Destinations
  • 2002 Great American Main Street Award (the first Virginia city to win this award)
  • President’s Citation from the Preservation Alliance of Virginia
  • 2001 National Trust Dozen Distinctive Destinations  
  • 2002 President’s Citation ~ Preservation Alliance of Virginia 
  • 2006 and 2007 Virginia Main Street $45 million in Private Investment 
  • 2010 Virginia Main Street 25th Anniversary Award for $50 Million in Private Investment 
  • 2011 Virginia Main Street Award for Outstanding Stewardship of Historic Preservation 
  • 2011 Tourism Business of the Year award from the Staunton/Augusta Chamber of Commerce 
  • Best Shopping Area in the Shenandoah Valley  – Virginia Living Magazine Readers Poll 2012~2018
  • 2012 Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award for fostering over 500 downtown building projects 
  • 2013 Virginia Main Street $55 Million in Private Investment
  • Virginia Main Street Award Volunteer Hours: 2007 for 15,000; 2008 for 15,000; 2009 for 25,000; 2010 25th Anniversary for 40,000; 2011 for 50,000; 2012 for 65,000; 2013 for 80,000; 2014 for 100,000; 2015 for 110,000; 2016 for 150,000; 2017

Grants 

  • Virginia Main Street $25,000 Downtown Improvement Grant: 2010 for Street Banners; 2011 for Wharf Lighting; 2012 for Sunspots Pavilion; 2016 for Staunton Stories, Downtown Discount Card, Community Survey; 2017 StauntoNites
  • Virginia Main Street $2,500 Mini-Downtown Improvement Grant: 2013 for BRIGHT Idea Innovation Grants
  • John Marlles Scholarship for Main Street National Conference: 2008 Philadelphia, 2010 Oklahoma City, 2012 Baltimore, 2013 New Orleans, 2015 Atlanta, 2016 Milwaukie, 2018 Kansas City
  • $100,000 Community Business Launch Grant: 2015 BRIGHT REWIRED Business Plan Competition
  • Community Foundation $5,000 Community Grant: Bright Lights on Beverley
  • Community Foundation $2,500 Community Grant: Bright Lights on Beverley
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