Thursday, June 6th, at 12.15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Join Friends of Downtown as we recognize the leaders and ideas responsible for making Downtown Chicago the place we all love.
Wednesday, May 29
Reception: 6 pm
Awards ceremony: 7 pm
The Cliff Dwellers
200 South Michigan Avenue
Non-members: $40 (includes a 2013 Friends of Downtown membership)
(Tickets will also be available at the door. If you have questions, email Friends of Downtown.)
Voting for the awards recipients will take place until Monday, May 13 and winners will be announced at the awards event.
View the nominees and cast your vote today!
RSVP HERE !
*While members are free to attend, members must still pre-register for the event.
For more than 20 years, Friends of Downtown has celebrated and honored individuals, companies and organizations that have advanced the quality of life for downtown residents, workers and visitors. Award winners over the last several years have included Mayor Richard M. Daley, Jeanne Gang and the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Friends of Downtown is the voice for intelligent planning and urban design for downtown Chicago. Founded in 1981, we are recognized as a vital and influential component of the city’s design and building process.
Friends of Downtown directly influences planning and development decisions through debate, public advocacy, and cooperation with other civic organizations. We create awareness of important issues affecting downtown, enabling citizens to develop their understanding and voice their opinions of Chicago’s physical and social environment.
Members throughout the metropolitan area are committed to ensuring that downtown Chicago remains the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city.
Friends of Downtown offers unique programs on the hottest topics to provide members with comprehensive information about city development and urban planning issues that affect the people who live, work and play in downtown Chicago.
Friends of Downtown lets your voice be heard on important city issues. As a contributing partner in the growth and development of Chicago, our representatives provide public testimony before such groups as the Chicago Plan Commission, Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the Chicago City Council.
In addition to the Annual and Awards events, each year, we look at hosting one or two member-only special events or receptions that give people a chance to learn more about Downtown Chicago and meet the people who make up Friends of Downtown.