DowntownDC Momentum Awards 2020



12/03/2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm



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The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) hosted its 2020 DowntownDC Momentum Awards in a livestreamed ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The ceremony toasted the visionaries who made significant contributions to maintaining the vibrancy of DowntownDC, and embody what it means to be “DowntownDC Resilient”.

Award winners for 2020 will include:

DowntownDC Person of the Year

The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of the District of Columbia

For her leadership in meeting the short and long-term challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) through strategic responses to public health, social and economic concerns.


DowntownDC Private Sector Person of the Year

Josh Turnbull, Oxford Properties Group

For his leadership in Chinatown and at Gallery Place to support DowntownDC stakeholders and the community.


DowntownDC Partnership of the Year

P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute, National Building Museum, St. John’s Church

For the collaborations that resulted in protest-inspired murals currently on exhibition on the west lawn of the National Building Museum (Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art)” and on the windows to the historic St. John’s Church at Lafayette Square.


DowntownDC Public Sector Program

ReOpen DC Advisory Group

For the dedication of time and other resources in developing a guide for reopening DC.


DowntownDC Landmark Development Project

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

For the modernization and renovation of D.C.’s Central Library into a vibrant, attractive, and welcoming space for readers, researchers, and residents to enjoy.


DowntownDC Visionary

Ann Friedman, Planet Word

For her inspiring and innovative vision for the creation of Planet Word Museum in DowntownDC.


DowntownDC Detail

Hotel Zena Mural, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Viceroy Hotels and Resorts

For the vibrant murals on the renovated hotel’s exterior which celebrate accomplishments of women and recognize their enduring struggle for gender equality.


DowntownDC Experience Award

The DowntownDC Experience award is up for public vote! Make your voice heard and share your favorite event or experience that made DowntownDC a special place to be in 2020. Click here to see a list of nominees and cast your vote. [Voting is now closed]

Follow @downtowndcbid for updates on Twitter and use #DowntownDC to join the conversation.