Downtown Sioux Falls Awards

Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. (DTSF)  would like to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for their valuable contributions to our downtown community. Please use the form below to nominate those that meet the following criteria.

All nominations are due January 20, 2021.


  • As a longtime city planner, Steve Metli was instrumental in reshaping the vision for downtown, which included Phillips to the Falls and the River Greenway. The Steve Metli Visionary Award recognizes the forward-thinkers and innovators who have undoubtedly made a positive impact on downtown. Previous recipients include Arc of Dreams by SculptureWalk, Jeff & Sheila Hazard and Erica Beck.
  • As the first Executive Director of Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc., Carole Pagones used her passion, expertise and energy to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Sioux Falls. The Carole Pagones Vitality Award recognizes a small business or organization that has reenergized, engaged and reactivated the downtown community. Past recipients include Levitt at the Falls, Trolley Sponsors, Nyberg's Ace and Epicocity.
  • This award goes to a person or organization that has shown considerable passion for downtown and has made a substantial contribution to our community through their work and advocacy. Previous recipients include Bill Baker, Mike Cooper, Jodi Schwan, SF Fire & Rescue, Larry Toll, Raven Industries, Jason Holbeck, Marv Looby, Craig Lloyd, Jim Clark and Evan Nolte.