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DANA Survey – Urban Blight / Urban Light Awards

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DANA is looking to recognize the very best (and also shed light on the worst) in Downtown Austin to help encourage a vibrant urban environment for our city and to call out some of the aspects of downtown that hinder us from getting to that greater vision.

Nominations can be of buildings, policies or other aspects of living downtown.

Also, we would like to request nominations for a downtowner who works hard to make a difference in our urban community. It is named in honor of our friend, former Board Member and legal advisor, David Weaver, who contributed greatly to this organization before sadly passing away.

Submit your nominations online here by end of day on Friday, February 5th!

All submissions will be compiled anonymously and voted on by the Board at the February Board retreat. Awards will be given out at this year’s annual meeting in February!

Urban Light Award
What aspect of downtown points us towards a brighter future?

Urban Blight Award
What aspect of downtown, a recent project or a long lingering issue is representative of what we hope to avoid in Austin’s Urban Center?

David Weaver Memorial Award for Individual Service
Who is selflessly making a difference for DANA and Downtown?

Thank you for being involved in DANA!

DANA Board Nominations and Committee Interest Form

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The DANA Board of Directors will be transitioning this coming February. Several Board Members are rotating off and qualified candidates are sought for their replacements

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved in what’s going on in downtown Austin, becoming a member of the DANA Board is a great way have a real impact on the future of downtown.

Feel free to speak with any DANA Board Member about your interest, or contact info@downtownaustin.org.

2016 DANA Interest Form

In order to be considered, completed Applications are DUE by 5pm on Friday, January 29.


Thursday, November 30, 5 – 7 pm
Le Politique @ 110 San Antonio St.
Join your downtown Austin neighbors and fans at Le Politique Thursday, November 30 from 5 – 7 pm to eat, drink, and network.

Le Politique is a new brasserie, cafe, and patisserie, bringing the taste and ambiance of Paris to downtown Austin. Classically trained executive chef Derek Salkin’s resume includes stints at the French Laundry in California, Per Se in New York, and Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas.

DANA members will enjoy complimentary drinks and tasty bites.

Entry for DANA members is free. Become a member now or join at the door. The entry fee for non-members is $10. RSVP through Eventbrite for speedy entry.

DANA members will receive priority entrance. Non-members are required to pay $10 at the door, or join DANA for free access to UCHH events year round! To ensure the best experience, we strongly suggest arriving as close to the beginning of the event as possible, as the complimentary food will be first come, first served.

DANA Letter Regarding Staff Recommendation to Amend City Code to Permit Concrete Installations During Non-Peak Hours


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Waller Creek Pop Up Picnic, 4/18/2015


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