The District dishes out awards at annual meeting


The District's annual meeting drew about 100 people Wednesday night. — Photo by Ron Kinscherf

QUINCY — The District held its annual meeting Wednesday night at the Dick Brothers Brewery
complex with more than 100 people in attendance to reflect on 2022 and learn about plans for 2023.

“We are fortunate to have the City of Quincy’s continued support as we strive to fulfill the goals of The
District,” said District Executive Director Emily Lombardi.

Lombardi said The District had about 850 volunteers donate more than 6,000 hours of service to the Downtown. The District also initiated 65 programs and events that drew more than 68,000 people
to Quincy.

The District added 25 new businesses as part of Adams County’s overall increase of 59 new businesses in 2022. Properties in The District also had an estimated EAV Increase of 6.25 percent and included a 16:1 private to public investment ratio, thanks in part to the Residential Rehab Program.

Outgoing District Board President Bob Beswick introduces the 2023 Board President, Jason Traeder
of Traeder’s TNT, who will serve as president for two years.

The new executive board includes Vice President Tieraney Craig, Secretary Spencer McKeown and Treasurer Kevin Ballard. Members of the 2023 board are: Colin Ash, Tommy Hendren, Chris Taylor, Morgan Parker, Meegan Fischer, Blake Scheer and Ben Reinhardt, along with several ex-officio members.

  • District 2022 award winners were:
  • Organization – Quincy Park District
  • Design – The Ratskeller
  • Economic Vitality – Calftown Corners
  • Promotion – The Relish Jar
  • New Business of the Year – Quincy Axe Company
  • Bob Mays Volunteer of the Year – Tommy Hendren
  • Diplomat of the Year – Carol Shaffer
  • Business of the Year – Quincy Brewing Company

Lombardi also presented two special service awards to Kohl Wholesale and Revelry owners Rusty and Paula Williams. These awards are given annually to a business and individual who make a significant impact on The District.

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