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 Main Street Arkansas

Recipient of the 2020

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement

Named after our founding president, the Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes significant achievement in historic preservation over a period of years. The award may be presented to an individual, organization, business, or public agency whose activity is of local, statewide, or regional importance. The 2020 Parker Westbrook Award goes to Main Street Arkansas for its role in providing technical assistance, additional grant monies, and emotional support to local Main Street programs throughout the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby helping to save local businesses and keep our historic downtowns vibrant.

Using the patented Main Street Four-Point Approach of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality, Main Street Arkansas has been a leading advocate for downtown revitalization since 1984. Since its founding, Arkansas’s Main Street programs have provided crucial on-the-ground support for local businesses—attracting more than $573 million in public and private investment, creating 7,987 net new jobs and more than 1,483 net new businesses.

 

Sponsorship and Tickets

Level Amount Sponsor Benefits

Gold

$5,000

  • Designation as Presenting Sponsor in press release
  • Logo placement at bottom corner of virtual program screen throughout event
  • Virtual Watch Party – Live check-in via Zoom at your home or office watch party
  • 10 Virtual tickets and dessert on us
  • Watch Party Basket with champagne
  • Prominent verbal recognition during event
  • Logo and link on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts

Silver

$2,500

  • Logo featured during virtual program
  • Virtual Watch Party – Live check-in via Zoom at your home or office watch party with champagne
  • 10 Virtual Tickets and dessert on us
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Logo and link on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts

Bronze

$1,500

  • Name or company listed in scrolling event screen
  • Virtual Watch Party – Live check-in via Zoom at your home or office watch party
  • 10 Virtual Tickets and dessert on us
  • Logo on Preserve Arkansas website and social media accounts

Patron

$300

  • 2 Virtual Tickets and dessert on us
  • Name(s) listed in scrolling event screen
  • Listing on Preserve Arkansas website

General Admission

$50

  • 1 Virtual Ticket and dessert on us

2020 Award Winners

Category

Award Winner

Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement Main Street Arkansas
Award Winner – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse Winchester Auto Building, Little Rock
Honorable Mention – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse Tommy Marshall Curiosity Center, Eudora
Honorable Mention – Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse AC Hotel, Little Rock
Excellence in Heritage Preservation Drew Calhoun, Corning
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy Hillcrest Residents Association, Little Rock for its Design Overlay District flyer
Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson Nathanael DeVries, Jacksonville
Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication “Historic Preservation: The Boyhood Home of Levon Helm” by Ann Ballard Bryan
Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation Justin Skinner, Fort Smith
Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center, Newport
Excellence in Personal Projects Boyce and Pat Dixon, Walnut Ridge
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Print Media Hillcrest Residents Association, Little Rock for its Historic Neighborhood Design Handbook
Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education – Digital Media Main Street Siloam Springs for its “Downtown Then and Now – Interactive Historical Building Registry” website
Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation El Dorado Apartments, El Dorado
Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock
Excellence in Preservation through Restoration Cane Hill Presbyterian Church, Cane Hill

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