Below is a list of the 2025 plan leadership award winners since the mpls downtown council began giving out the awards in 2014. Thank you to everyone who has helped contribute to the 2025 plan’s goals and the effort to create an extraordinary downtown over the years.



Carl Runck

Tom Whitlock

Jacob Frey

Lynette Dumalag

Mary Shaffer


Explore Downtown Living, co-chaired by Brent Webb & Jennifer Gordon

PARKLOTS & Made Here MN, led by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Andersen Windows & Bank of America

Pathways to Places, co-led by Kjersti Monson & Jennifer Ringold

Commissioner Peter McLaughlin

Mikkel Beckmen

Eric Caugh

Impact Award: Wells Fargo


U of M Task Force, co-chaired by David Marquis & Paige Rickert

The Commons

Northbest: Ads of Minnesota in collaboration with Doug Spong & AdFed MN

Commissioner Charlie Zelle

YouthLink Peer Youth Outreach

John Sweeney

Impact Award: U.S. Bank Stadium


BKV Group

Housing Options Coalition, co-chaired by J. Scott Andresen & Mark Becker

Hippy Feet

Washington Square

Hennepin County

Impact Award: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden


Target Center Renovation

Nicollet Project

Kraus-Anderson Block

Greening Lab

Hennepin Healthcare

Ending Street Homelessness Public Education Initiative

Impact Award: MN Super Bowl Host Committee

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