The Community Design Center Rochester is accepting nominations for the seventh annual 2017 Reshaping Rochester Awards, officials announced Tuesday. The awards are meant to recognize projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on communities in the Finger Lakes region.
Nominations are needed for two awards:
The Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism: Named in honor of a longtime Rochester activist and philanthropist, this award recognizes civic spirit, persistence and determination in turning a vision into reality. Judges will consider:
Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation: This award honors the late architect Robert Macon’s contributions to the Rochester area. He is remembered for his civic contributions and transformative projects that spanned a 30-year career. Eligible projects may be new designs or reuses of existing structures. Judges will consider:
The Joni Monroe Award is nominated by the CDC Rochester board of directors in honor of founder and former CDC Rochester executive director. The award recognizes efforts that advance the vibrancy of the public realm, officials said.
Nominations can be submitted here. All nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Sep. 15.
An awards ceremony is slated for Nov. 16.
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