recap: minneapolis downtown council annual gala & 2025 Plan awards

The mpls downtown council hosted their annual gala on October 11 at the Minneapolis Event Centers. The event included a cocktail hour, networking, dinner, musical entertainment, as well as the presentation of the 2025 Plan awards. The mpls downtown council recognizes people, organizations and initiatives that make a significant impact on downtown mpls’ vitality through its Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan leadership and impact awards.

Five leadership awards and one impact award were given out to six very deserving recipients on Wednesday night:

Local celebrities and luminaries presented the 2025 Plan awards, and there was even an unprompted standing ovation for Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve during the presentation. The gala’s special guests included:

  • Allison Kaplan, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
  • Mike Augustyniak, WCCO-TV
  • Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx head coach
  • Ian Leonard, FOX 9 TV
  • Carl Eller, former Minnesota Vikings player & Pro Football Hall of Famer
  • Chris Behrens, YA Engage

More than 400 people attended the mpls downtown council gala during an evening that highlighted the progress of downtown mpls and the achievements of The 2025 Plan. Stay connected with the mpls downtown council by following @mplsdowntown on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, and by using the hashtags #mymplsdt and #2025Plan.

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