DFWI's 37th Annual Meeting - Stronger Connections
Featuring Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Thank you to our generous sponsors (listed below) and to all that attended DFWI's 37th Annual Meeting and Trailblazer Awards Ceremony. Former Colorado Governor and presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, shared his perspective on the value of downtowns and the broader urban renaissance.  Gov. Hickenlooper’s insight, borne of his businesses in downtowns across the country, and his history of distinguished public service, helped to shed a unique light on how the American Downtown is changing. 

Each year the Downtown Trailblazer Awards celebrate outstanding leadership, achievement, and contributions to Downtown. Congratulations to the 2019 Downtown Trailblazer Awards winners:

Chairman's Award 
Trinity Metro - TEXRail 





Unsung Hero Award
Tracy Gilmour, Sundance Square 







Photos captured by Rachel Delira. Click any image below to begin slideshow.  


Thank you to our generous sponsors!  This event helps to support the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. For more information about DFWI, please visit our About Us page.  Thank you for your continued support of Downtown and our events.

For more information on our sponsors, please visit their websites by clicking links below. 

Platinum Sponsors

Mary Margaret Davis Real Estate Team 

Fine Line Diversified Development Team

Sundance Square

Silver Sponsors

Alexan Summit

Amegy Bank

Anthracite Realty Partners LLC


Balcom Agency

Bank of Texas

Bennett Benner Partners


First Financial Bank

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Freese & Nichols


Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C.

Hub International



K&L Enterprises, Inc. 

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

LegacyTexas Bank

Luther King Capital Management

McDonald Sanders, Attorneys at Law

Omni Fort Worth Hotel 


Origin Bank

PlainsCapital Bank

Platinum Parking

Red Oak Realty

Republic Title

Simmons Bank

SP Plus Operations 


Tarrant County College District 

Texas Capital Bank 

Texas Christian University


Tokai Carbon CB 


Trinity Metro

UNT Health Science Center

Visit Fort Worth

YATES Construction

DFWI's Annual Meeting is a gathering of leading Downtown business leaders, government officials, regional professions and advocates who are involved in the successful development of Downtown Fort Worth.