Mansfield honored with Texas Downtown Association Awards

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The City of Mansfield was honored recently by the Texas Downtown Association as its award luncheon, held during the group’s annual conference in Granbury.

City Planning Director Felix Wong was named the recipient of the Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence, a special categoryof the 2014 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) Presidents Awards Program.  Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns.  The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.

The Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence was named in honor of Susan H. Campbell, a past president of the Texas Downtown Association and former Texas Main Street manager who passed away in 2010.  Felix was selected for this honor based on his commitment to Downtown Mansfield over the years, the impact he has made in his community overall as well as his professionalism and willingness to face any and all challenges.

Mansfield also received an award in the People’s Choice voting segment of the awards program. Mansfield 88 Piano project was named the Best Public Improvement after the public vote. Mansfield 88 received 289 votes. Second place with 277 votes was Springtown’s Tabernacle Square. Other cities named finalists were Georgetown, Round Rock, Ganado and Cuero.

The Texas Downtown Association, established in 1985, is an independent, statewide nonprofit organization comprised of over 430 members involved in downtown and commercial district revitalization projects.  TDA provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals.  To learn more, visit www.texasdowntown.org.

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