CAP/ADID Awarded 2015 Pinnacle Award by the International Downtown Association for Downtown Daffodil Project

October 5,2015

Every year, the International Downtown Association (IDA) recognizes outstanding improvements to downtown by the work of dedicated individuals around the globe through the Downtown Achievement Awards. These exceptional projects highlight organizational advances in a variety of categories and stages of completion.

During its 61st Annual Conference and Tradeshow the IDA recognized Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) with a Pinnacle Award for its work and initiatives related to the Downtown Daffodil Project and Celebration.

CAP/ADID launched the first phase of the Downtown Daffodil Project in November 2013 in support of the worldwide Daffodil Project, which aims to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember and represent the one and a half million children who died in Nazi-occupied Europe.

The Downtown Daffodil Project officially launched with the planting of 20,000 daffodils in Woodruff Park, representing the first installment of the Downtown vision.

In the Spring and Summer of 2014, CAP was able to secure resources to plant an additional 90,000 daffodils.  Later in the year,  more than 60 volunteers assisted with a ceremonial planting at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, launching an expansion of the project by 450% from the previous year.     

“Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District’s project received the IDA Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in downtown management”, said David Downey, IDA President and CEO. “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. This campaign is a shining example of excellent downtown management delivering real value to the city.”

The Washington, D.C. based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence, and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 500 member organizations and thousands of professionals, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities, and regions.