Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
October 7, 2015
Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator
Dulcye Taylor with the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association Receives Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award as Volunteer of the Year
Dulcye Taylor received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award as the “Volunteer of the Year” representing a Performing Main Street level community from Oregon Main Street on Oct. 7 during the Oregon Main Street Conference in The Dalles. This award is given to a Main Street volunteer from a Performing Main Street and a Transforming Downtown community for their overall impact on the local downtown revitalization program. Ms. Taylor was on hand to accept the award.
Dulcye Taylor has been involved in the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) as a board member since the fall of 2009 and president for the past few years. In less than six years, she has evolved from being a downtown business owner and periphery ADHDA participant to a true consensus builder and community leader.
As Alana Garner, Executive Director of the ADHDA, stated, “Dulcye is a connector of people and ideas, and goes the extra step to see them through. Dulcye never rests, and is never satisfied with less than what she believes downtown Astoria deserves. As much as Dulcye has transformed downtown Astoria, downtown Astoria has transformed her. She is one of the city’s great leaders, managers, negotiators and diplomats.”
“We are thrilled to present this award to Dulcye Taylor,” says Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator. “Dulcye was a critical player in rebuilding the organization to a point where it can once again support a full-time paid staff person. Dulcye’s fingerprints can be found on countless programs, events, and efforts of ADHDA, including restoration of the organization’s Performing Main Street status after a hiatus of more than 20 years; receiving accreditation as a National Main Street Program; and increasing the level of City funding allocated to the organization on an annual basis.”
The Awards Presentation was a highlight of the Oregon Main Street Conference, a popular semi-annual conference that brings together people with an interest in downtown revitalization.
Oregon Main Street is part of Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Oregon Main Street, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Sheri Stuart at 503-986-0679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alana Garner, Executive Director
Astoria Downtown Historic District Association