Pueblo Downtown Association

Pueblo Downtown Association

Annual Downtowner of the Year Awards

2023 Downtowners of the Year

We celebrated winners at our January monthly membership meeting at the Pueblo Convention Center.  

The recipients of this years Downtowner Awards are:

Community Service: Heather Graham – for her civic-mindedness in the numerous volunteer hours working on street cleanups.
Business: Altman, Keilbach, Lytle, Parlapiano & Ware, P.C. For being dedicated longtime members and supporters of the Pueblo Downtown Association.
Board Member: Mike Carlise – For his countless hours of volunteer time working on Membership Development; Streetscape coordination, Plants, Holiday Lighting, Pueblo Downtown Express train, and Parade of Lights etc.
Property Improvement: Fuel & Iron Food Hall, Nathan Stern- for the renovation of the Holmes Hardware building into apartments and restaurants for downtown Pueblo.

2022 Downtowners of the Year

Business: Bank of the San Juan’s
Person: Lee Gladney, Pueblo Bearing
Board Member: Stacey Harner, Bank of the San Juans
Property Improvement: Pueblo Community Health Center
Government: Pueblo Parks & Recreation “Flower Girls”   Sarah Parks and Jennifer Dabney
Lifetime Achievement: Judy McGinness

​2021 Downtowners of the Year

2021 Downtowners

Downtowner Beautification – Koncilja & Koncilja Law Firm
Property Improvement – Ent Credit Union
Business Person – Cam Borges
Government – Pueblo Conservancy District
Business – G4 Paint & Supply
Board Member- Mike Cuppy

2020 Downtowners of the Year

2020 Downtowners

Businessperson- Dave Feamster
Property Improvement- Dee-Tacko
Government- Adam Uhernik
Service to Downtown- John Myers
Board Member- Nicole Valdez
Lifetime Achievement- Margaret Ward Masias

2019 Downtowners of the Year

2019 Downtowners

Rush’s Pueblo Lumber—business
Dan Molello—business person
Pueblo Parks Department—government
Kim Kock—board member
Black Hills Energy—service to community
Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority—Downtown supporter
​Jay Dammann–long term support of Pueblo Downtown Association

2018 Downtowners of the Year

Pueblo Bearing Service—business
Kevin McCarthy—business person
Alan Lamberg—government
John Myers—board member
Dian & Gerry Montgomery—service to community
Swerdfeger Construction—underwriters for Parade of Lights broadcast

2017 Downtowners of the Year

Great Divide Bike & Hike—business
Todd Pasquin—business person
Pueblo Water—government
Kristen Spicola—board member
Pueblo Convention Center—service to community
P.S., I Love You Flowers and Gifts—property improvement

2016 Downtowners of the Year

Gray’s Coors Tavern—business
Hoss Kashani—business person
Bill Zwick—government
T. J. Wright—board member
Pueblo County Historical Society—service to community
Showroom at Rampart Supply—property improvement

2015 Downtowners of the Year

St. Mary Corwin Medical Center—business
John Carleo—business person
Sam Azad—government
Mike Carlisle—board member
Pueblo Elks #90—service to community

2014 Downtowners of the Year

Armstrong Jewelers—business
Terry Baughman—business person
Eileen Boughton—government
April Kasza—board member
Pueblo County Sheriff—property improvement (new EMC)
Beth Gladney—service to organization

2013 Downtowners of the Year

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors—business
Ray Romero—business person
Julie Ann Woods—government
Jeanne Santillanez—board member
Louie Carleo—property improvement (many, many)
Kristi Alfonso—service to organization

2012 Downtowners of the Year

80/Twenty Wines—business
Alice Birch—business person
Jeff Chostner—government
Peggy Willcox—board member
Commonwealth Financial—property improvement

2011 Downtowners of the Year

Signs by Scott—business
Dean Dennis—business person
Tammy Fesmire—board member
Water Front Building—property improvement
Steve Shirley—service to Downtown

2010 Downtowners of the Year

The Pueblo Chieftain–business
Maggie Divelbiss—business person
Jerry Pacheco—government
Kerry Gladney—board member
Southside Lawn & Landscaping—service to Downtown

2009 Downtowners of the Year

Black Hills Energy—Business
Dave & Hannah Rush—Business People
Barbara Vidmar—government (council)
Judy McGinnis—board member
Mike Jordan—property improvement (3rd & Main)

2008 Downtowners of the Year

Engineered Systems—Business
Paul Pumphrey—Business Person
Pepper Whittlef—government
Margaret Ward-Masias—board member
Red Creek Land—property improvement
Cindy Pospahala—service to Downtown

2007 Downtowners of the Year

Pueblo Bank & Trust–Business
Louie Carleo—Business Person
Bill Zwick–government
City Council—service to organization
Tom Bruss—board member