Main Street

Main Street Awards

The Oklahoma Main Street Center, a Division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, holds an annual awards banquet each year where the accomplishments of local Main Street communities in 23 categories of community and economic development are recognized.

These awards, sent in by the local Main Street Programs, showcase the enthusiasm, creativity and responsibility toward increasing revenue and creating jobs for their local downtown business districts. Awards cover each of the Main Street Program’s 4-Point Approach to local economic revitalization including:

  • Organization
  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Economic Restructuring

In addition, the "Main Street Community of the Year Award" is also given out to a deserving community. This award recognizes quality in program activities and commitment to Main Street principles.

Board members from each community are recognized as well as the local crowning achievement.


Download appropriate forms and complete and return them following the award instructions.

Download all forms in a zip file


2015 Oklahoma Main Street Awards
Nominations Due: 5:00 p.m. January 30, 2015

The Oklahoma Main Street Center will honor Main Street communities, organizations, and individuals for outstanding achievements in the past year of the Main Street program. There are 22 categories. Please nominate your community's accomplishments in the categories that apply. Anyone in a Main Street community may submit nominations.

Each nomination shall include a nomination form, a one-page reply sheet, photos with captions, and supporting materials, if applicable. Please photocopy these instructions and the nomination forms for others in your community who would like to make nominations. The forms must remain in the format you receive them. For questions, contact the Oklahoma Main Street Center at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce at 800-879-6552, or (405) 815-5124.

Download the complete instructions as a PDF