Town Center Community opens nominations for the 2023 Townie Awards

A map of the Town Center area, a roughly round-shaped mall flanked on the east and west by interstate highwaysscreenshot of map from Open Street Maps

The Town Center Community, which includes the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID) and the Town Center Alliance, distributed the following announcement about nominations for the 2023 Townie Awards:

KENNESAW, GA – August 8, 2023 – Town Center Community today announced nominations are open for the 2023 Townie Awards. The annual ceremony recognizes community members, leaders and businesses for contributions to Town Center Community, one of the most accessible and prosperous areas in metro Atlanta.

“From transformational projects and innovation to economic prosperity and growth, we have so much to celebrate,” said Tracy Styf, executive director of the Town Center CID. “Our success depends on the people who make Town Center a community, and these awards are our chance to say thank you.”

Award categories include:


Community Champion

This category recognizes an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to Town Center and the community at large. Through evident commitment to the betterment of the community in all they do, it acknowledges efforts to make Town Center Community a vibrant place for the future.

Commercial Champion

Awarded to a commercial property owner and/or business located within Town Center CID’s district, this category celebrates community involvement to create a thriving Town Center. Whether through investment, relocation or community engagement, it recognizes work that advances Town Center CID’s vision of connecting commerce, retail, restaurants, parks, trails and residential communities.

Town Center Champion

This category honors an individual or organization who is a Town Center Community ambassador, contributing to the legacy of creating a vision for a more prosperous future that will impact generations to come.

“These awards are about partnership which is even reflected in the award’s design,” said Jennifer Hogan, director of community for the Town Center CID. “It was through our partnership with KSU and the Master Craftsmen Program that we were able to procure a beautiful, customized design that speaks directly to Town Center Community’s vision to integrate infrastructure with natural elements and spaces.”

Nominations are open until Oct. 13, and winners will be announced at the State of the District event on Oct. 24, 2023. Award submissions can be completed online by visiting

About the Town Center Community

Town Center Community is comprised of the Town Center Community Improvement District (CID) and its nonprofit partner, the Town Center Community Alliance.

The Town Center CID, established in 1997, is focused on safety, beautification, economic growth, and infrastructure improvements within the district. For larger infrastructure projects, the CID leverages its funding to complete the critical first steps like planning, studies, and initial concept design that make projects more competitive for federal, state, and local funding.

Established in 2015, the Town Center Community Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on bringing quality-of-life improvements and programs to the Town Center Community. The Alliance is run by a board of directors and relies on donations from the public, community partners, corporate sponsors, and the Town Center CID to fully fund and develop projects and programs. From public art and aesthetic fixtures to small parks and bikeshare, the Alliance helps attract businesses and residents to the area, boost economic development and shape a sense of community.

Together, the Town Center CID and the Alliance work to make Town Center Community one of the most accessible, prosperous and exciting areas in Metro Atlanta.

Here are a selection of articles about the Town Center Community

Town Center Community Holds Ribbon-Cutting For Aviation Park Upgrades

Town Center Community Replaces And Upgrades Its Bikeshare Fleet

A Conversation With Town Center CID Executive Director Tracy Styf

New Chair And Officers Elected For Town Center CID

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