2022 Downtown First Awards ceremony


Jena Doak, [email protected]

Rock Springs, Wyoming — There is always something happening downtown Rock Springs. The eighth annual Downtown First Awards and Volunteer Recognition Event will be February 23 at The Broadway Theater. The start time is not officially set, but will allow for time to enjoy a refreshment, a drink, and to mingle.



Downtown First Awards recognizes businesses and people who devote their time and resources toward downtown. Nominations for favorite downtown businesses started January 12. Everyone is welcome to nominate a downtown business or individual for one of a number of categories.

Nominations fall into these categories: Outstanding Downtown Business, Spirit of Downtown Award, Outstanding New Business/Merchant, Better Rock Springs Beautification Award, Outstanding Individual, and Outstanding Volunteer.

“It’s always a great time because it gives us an opportunity to recognize downtown, and to also invite all of our volunteers,” said Chad Banks, URA Manager. “It’s a great time to get together and celebrate what is happening around downtown.”

Nominations may be made online at the Downtown Rock Springs website, under the heading “More.” Those who wish to fill out and turn in a hard copy nomination form are welcome to come into Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency at 603 S. Main Street, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to do so.