Sponsored by the City of Ithaca and the Rotary Club of Ithaca
Each year the City of Ithaca and the Rotary Club of Ithaca recognize property owners who develop projects or take care of their properties in ways that enhance the physical appearance of city neighborhoods and commercial areas.
Founded by former Common Council member Susan Blumenthal, who felt that developers and property owners should receive recognition for work that went above and beyond the requirements of the project, the awards are focused on projects that are thoughtful, unexpected, 
and lift the aesthetic experience of their setting and surroundings.
Awards are granted for properties located within the City of Ithaca including commercial projects, rental housing, owner-occupied housing, and other projects.  The awards focus on how properties appear from the street and public right-of-way, improve their local surroundings, and thereby increase the quality of life for the city as a whole.
Property owners may propose themselves or be suggested by others.  Projects may be at any scale, including major structural work or unique community projects.  Final selection will be made by a committee of representatives from Rotary and the City of Ithaca.  Awards will be announced later in the fall at Rotary‚Äôs weekly meeting and at Common Council.
Now in their 26th year, nominations for the 2023 Awards are due by October 30, 2023. CLICK HERE to complete a nomination form.