Staunton Downtown Development Association celebrates year

Staunton Downtown Development AssociationThe Staunton Downtown Development Association held its annual celebration at the newly restored 1893 Event Center.

The SDDA awards were presented, as follows.

  • Achievement: John and Gloria Gerber of Gloria’s Pupuseria Recognizes trailblazers who grow and reach goals through a consistent effort, while positively impacting those around them.
  • Leadership: Michael and Linda Andrae of Clocktower Convenience and Clocktower Eats & Sweets Awards generosity of spirit and resources for the betterment of Downtown.
  • Volunteer of the Year: Juliette Swensen Expresses appreciation for dedicated volunteerism and support.
  • Teamwork: Kathy and Bill Frazier of Frazier Associates Celebrates the partnership between the SDDA and another organization or business.
  • Business of the Year: Bryan Hollar of Reunion Bakery Presented to a business who’s growth and innovation shines as an example for the business community.
  • Restoration: Jerry Austin for the Beverley Hotel Recognizes building preservation excellence in the Downtown Service District.
  • Civic Service: Steve Owen Applauds a City employee that supports Downtown through collaboration, counseling and coaching that safeguards the Association and facilitates realistic decision-making and work planning for the SDDA Board and staff.
  • The SDDA Board created new “Joseph White Community Servant Award” to commemorate the life of Joseph White, owner of Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery, who recently passed away.  It was thoughtfully presented by Amy Wratchford and accepted by his brother, Allan Moye. The plaque will be displayed at Cranberry’s and will be awarded over the next 11 years in conjunction with Robert’s family who will assist the SDDA in selecting award recipients.


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