City, Shankland awarded by Noblesville Main Street


At its annual meeting last month, Noblesville Main Street took time present two annual awards – one to an individual or entity that has invested in the organization either financially or with general support, and one to a NMS board member who went above and beyond in the past year to advance the mission of the organization.

Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear accepts the Noblesville Main Street Downtown Investment Award on behalf of the City of Noblesville.

Downtown Investment Award: City of Noblesville

“This award is about that individual or an organization who has invested lots of time or financially, or both, and in all types of ways to our downtown to make it as amazing as it is,” Noblesville Main Street Board President Jackie Bell said. “It’s vital to have this relationship with the City of Noblesville when you’re an organization like Main Street. (NMS Executive Director Lorna Steele) in her short time with us has already had other cities come to ask her, ‘How do you do this? How are you getting all of this accomplished as a Main Street organization?’

“As she’s talking with them, she’s coming to realize that it’s not always this nice partnership, and the support is not always there (for other organizations). So, we want to be sure we recognize and thank the city for that.”

Amy Shankland pauses with her award for Noblesville Main Street’s Board Member of the Year. (Photos by Sadie Hunter)

Board Member of the Year Award: Amy Shankland

“We always have a board member that stands out each year, and we always want to honor the board member that really shines,” Bell said. “This year, we are presenting that to Amy Shankland. Amy took on the role of our design committee chair, and (she) has really embraced that and given direction to it. We want to show our appreciation.”

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