Okeechobee Main Street honored with state awards

Posted 8/1/22

Kathy Scott was honored as an Outstanding Local Main Street Supporter ...

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Okeechobee Main Street honored with state awards


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Last week, Secretary of State Cord Byrd announced the winners of the Secretary of State’s 2022 Florida Main Street Awards during the Preservation on Main Street Conference in DeLand. The annual awards program recognizes the innovative projects, people, organizations, and businesses in Florida’s 57 Main Street communities.  

“I am proud to recognize the success and achievement of this year’s award winners, said Secretary Byrd. “Their efforts to promote economic development and historic preservation are crucial to revitalizing Florida’s historic downtowns and the communities they support.”

Outstanding Local Florida Main Street Supporter

Excellence Awards — Karen Helsinger, Grand Central District Association of

St. Petersburg; and Kathy Scott, Okeechobee Main Street

Outstanding Private/Public Partnership

Excellence Award — Chipola College Tech Tribe, Main Street Marianna

Achievement Award — Downtown CRA Wayfinding Project, MainStreet DeLand Association

Outstanding Florida Main Street Rehabilitation Project

Excellence Award — Historic “Bank of Okeechobee” Building, Okeechobee Main Street

Outstanding Florida Main Street Public Improvement

Excellence Award — Crystal River Town Square Phase Two, Crystal River Main Street

Achievement Award — Student Art Banner Program, Main Street Wauchula

Outstanding Florida Main Street Sign/Display Project

Excellence Award — Historic Exhibit: “Journey to Freedom: The Odyssey of Abolitionist Moses Roper,” Apalachicola Main Street

Achievement Award — Mural at Hunter Kayaks & Manatee Tour and Dive, Crystal River Main Street

Outstanding New Construction Project

Excellence Award — Crystal River Splash Pad, Crystal River Main Street

Outstanding Florida Main Street Special Event

Excellence Award — Havana Plein Air Painting in the Shade, Havana Main Street

Achievement Award —Selfie Week, Main Street Wauchula

Outstanding Florida Main Street Image Campaign or Promotional Material

Excellence Award — Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Melbourne Main Street

Achievement Award — 2022 Events, Brooksville Main Street

Outstanding Florida Main Street Retail Sales Promotion

Excellence Award — Stroll Our Streets, MainStreet DeLand Association

Achievement Award — Downtown Bartow Activity Calendar, Main Street Bartow

Outstanding Florida Main Street Economic Vitality Program or Project 

Excellence Award — Entertainment District, St. Cloud Main Street

Achievement Award — In with the Old’s Tour BVL, Brooksville Main Street

 Outstanding Florida Main Street Business of the Year

Excellence Awards — Johnson Equity Holdings, LLC, Main Street Marianna; and

1211 1st Avenue North, EDGE District of St. Petersburg

Achievement Award — The Saint Speakeasy, Grand Central Association of St. Petersburg