Main Street Awards

Main Street Award Nomination Form

Main Street Oakland County Awards

2020 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Main Street Oakland County program. This year, the Main Event
will encompass the past two decades of Main Street successes.

Each community has had impactful people, projects or events that have shaped their downtown over that time. Whether it be the individual who leads the charge to becoming a Main Street, the saving of a historic building that the community rallied behind, an event that grew from 10 attendees to 1,000, or a development that improved the long term economic outlook of the downtown.

Winning an MSOC award adds prestige to your downtown and allows your community to take a bow and highlights the value of the work being done.

Main Street Awards Catalog

Main Street Award Nomination Form

The Main Event Awards Night

The Main Event is an annual awards presentation recognizing excellence in Oakland County Downtown Revitalization. Main Street communities are eligible for these awards.

We love to celebrate your hard work and accomplishments! Each year, we hold the Main Event Awards Night. 

Learn more about this program below and see recent winners

 2019 Main Event Winners

2019 Main Event Winners

  • Volunteer of the Year: Chris Halas, Farmington
  • Local Leader of the Year: Angela Lemon, Holly
  • Board Member of the Year: Valerie Glander, Clawson
  • Business Owner of the Year: Andy Gilbert, Berkley
  • Celebrating Main Street: Hauntiac, Pontiac
  • On a Shoestring: Downtown Placemaking Pedestrian Alley, Ferndale
  • Out in the Open: Flint Street Alleyway, Lake Orion
  • Telling Your Story: E-Newsletters, Lake Orion
  • Game Changer: Downtown Shopping Bags, Berkley
  • Game Changer: Witches Night Out, Ortonville
  • Preservation Action: Vince Iafano and Cari Cucksey
  • Community Influencer: Daniela Walters, Pontiac
  • Community Influencer: Pamela Hansen and Elina Costello, Franklin
  • Program on the Rise: Lathrup Village

​2019 Main Event – Press Release and Testimonial

Press Release: 2019 Main Street Oakland County Winners

Volunteers are Essential to Keeping Community Downtowns Vibrant

2018 Volunteer of the Year Winner and Testimonial

2018 Volunteer of the YearMain Street Oakland County Team,
It's been a bit of a whirlwind since the Main Street Oakland County Award Show last week in Downtown Pontiac.
I just wanted to thank you for hosting such a spirited event.
It was a very unexpected honor to be awarded Volunteer of the Year. Main Street Oakland County is an important economic development program and it has been an excellent partner for promoting vibrancy in Downtown Farmington.
I'm just one of many volunteers who help make Downtown Farmington one of Oakland County's Main Street destinations. The selfless contributions of our volunteers have helped preserve our heritage and position us for the type of growth that is consistent with our character.
I'm personally thrilled that our volunteers have also worked hard to raise our profile throughout Oakland County and Metro Detroit. More people are coming to our Farmers Market, events, restaurants, shops and movie theater. Additionally, we've seen increased development. And it takes everyone working together to make it all possible. To that end, I feel like I am accepting the award on behalf of all of our volunteers.
I look forward to continuing to work with you all.
Thank you,
Chris Halas

 2019 Spirit Award Winning Video

​2019 Event and Awards Sponsors​

ITC, Turner Restoration, Genisys Credit Union, SMART​, Oakland County Business Finance Corp, Dobrusin and McLaren Oakland
Thank You 2019 Sponsors
Main Street Oakland County would like to thank the generosity of our sponsors.

Main Street Logo