Capitol Hill BID Wins 2011 IDA Downtown Merit Award for Maintaining a Positive Workplace Environment

For Immediate Release:

(CHARLOTTE, NC. September 26, 2011) — During its most recent annual conference the International Downtown Association recognized the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID) with a Downtown Merit Award for its work and initiatives related to maintaining a positive workplace environment.

The approach used by the Capitol Hill BID to maintain a positive workplace environment was among 10 qualified entries in the category of Downtown Leadership and Management. This category features comprehensive and unique organizational approaches, projects or programs that improved the effectiveness of downtown management organizations.

“The Capitol Hill BID maintains a positive work place environment by showing our team members that they are loved and appreciated for their hard work every day,” said Patty Brosmer, President of the BID. “Our techniques boost morale and increase productivity, resulting in a clean and safe Capitol Hill experience for all.”

“The Capitol Hill BID’s project received the IDA Merit 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. Maintaining a Positive Work Place Environment in the Capitol Hill BID is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”

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 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions.

The Capitol Hill Business Improvement District is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization funded through an assessment on commercial property owners who are dedicated to fortifying Capitol Hill as a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and conduct the business of our nation’s capital, while remaining a national and cultural tourist destination. To achieve this mission the BID provides enhanced services that augment those already provided by the District of Columbia government. These supplementary services include: security, street cleaning, maintenance and graffiti removal, streetscape improvements, marketing and promotional services and community outreach.


Above: BID Safety Ambassador Edrick Lewis enjoyed a lollipop at the Barracks Row Fall Festival on Saturday. Having FUN while working is just one of the ways the BID maintains a positive work place environment. Check out our IDA Merit Award-winning slideshow to view more!