Fetterman, America's 'coolest mayor,' is keynote speaker at Downtown First Awards
York County native John Fetterman, also known as America's "coolest mayor," will share his thoughts about the revitalization of small boroughs and cities at the 18th annual Downtown First Awards.
According to a Downtown Inc statement, the awards honor individuals, businesses and organizations nominated by the public in eight categories. Winners are selected by a committee comprised of several downtown York City stakeholders.
First elected mayor of Braddock, a western Pennsylvania borough, in 2005, Fetterman is now serving his fourth term. He made a run for U.S. Senate in 2016 and is again seeking higher office as Pennsylvania’s next lieutenant governor in 2018.
Dubbed by The Guardian newspaper as "America's coolest mayor," Fetterman will talk about his experiences with revitalization as well as his hometown ties to the White Rose City.
“A healthy and vibrant downtown requires time, energy and investment from many people, businesses and organizations,” said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc.
“We thank each nominee for their commitment to creating a downtown district that’s become the creative core of York County and a great place to live, work and visit,” he said.
The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Logos Academy, 250 W. King St. The Glatfelter Agency is sponsoring the event.
Tickets cost $25 and are available at www.DowntownYorkPa.com.
Outstanding Large Business – Sponsored by Susquehanna Real Estate
Business Information Group
York Traditions Bank
Outstanding Small Business – Sponsored by Stock and Leader
DiDi & Smiling John’s Barber Shop and Salon
Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast
McCallister & Myers – Real Estate Services
Weary Arts Group
Outstanding New Business/Merchant – Sponsored by O.N.E. Hospitality Group
Isaac’s On The Fly
Memory Lane Sweets
Revival Social Club
The Handsome Cab
Outstanding Merchant – Sponsored by CGA Law Firm
Cherie Anne’s Courtyard Café
Collusion Tap Works
Global Cafe at Central Market
Mudhook Brewing Co.
Sarah’s Sweet and Savory Snacks
The New Hub Store
This Little Light of Mine
Outstanding Nonprofit Organization – Sponsored by the York Revolution
Appell Center for the Performing Arts
Child Care Consultants
Junior League of York
Stick N Move Boxing
York County Hispanic Coalition
York County History Center
Young Thinkers of York
Better York Appell Beautification Award – Sponsored by Better York
Iron Horse York and Yohn Property Management (One West Project)
Rich Reilly Attorney at Law
The Parliament Arts Organization
York Academy Regional Charter School
York City School Police Department
Outstanding Individual within an Organization or Business – Sponsored by PeoplesBank
Andrew Gobel, Gavin Advertising
Antwoine Dorm, Stick N Move Boxing
Brenda Wintermyer, Just Brenda Art
Caroline Morris, Kimman’s
Kate Harmon, The Parliament Arts Organization
Kim Hogeman, York County Economic Alliance
Matthew Davis, Crocodile Dog Marketing
Randy Flaum, York Storyman
Outstanding Volunteer – Sponsored by C.S. Davidson, Inc.