Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

5:30 pm:  Registration
6:00 pm:  Awards Program 
7:00 pm:  Networking Reception


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The Forum
500 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

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Stacie Reidenbaugh
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
717-234-6070 (ext 2)


2019 Commonwealth Awards

NOVEMBER 13   |   5:30-8:30PM   |   THE FORUM   |   HARRISBURG, PA

Register Now!

$60 Early Bird tickets until October 24
$75 October 25 - November 9
$100 week of event

Please Register Before November 9th, 2019

I'm Unable to Attend but I'd Like to Support 10,000 Friends


The Commonwealth Awards celebrates visionary community leadership and catalytic development projects and initiatives that find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities for communities on the rise, and breathe new life into old neighborhoods.

Award winners to be announced in Fall 2019



After many years of focusing on select cities like Pittsburgh, Lancaster, and Bethlehem, 10,000 Friends is returning to statewide award recognition for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards.   

As the only statewide Smart Growth awards program in Pennsylvania,  the Commonwealth Awards recognizes visionary leaders and organizations with development projects that create great places that are equitable, resilient, walkable and contribute to the fabric of a healthy, vibrant community.
Do you have or know of a project, plan, initiative or community leader demonstrating excellence in smart growth, redevelopment or community resilience that we should consider for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards?

Submit a Nomination Here

Nominations will be accepted for consideration through September 20.

The Selection team and staff will contact prospective nominees to inform them of their nomination, learn more about their project, plan, and/or efforts and invite qualified nominees to apply for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards. All qualified nominees will be listed in the Commonwealth Awards program.



Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!













Arcadia Land Company

The Drogaris Companies



If you would like to join our friends across the state as a sponsor of the Commonwealth Awards, please visit our sponsor page for more information and contact Stacie Reidenbaugh at sreidenbaugh@10000friends.org or (717) 234-6070 ext 2

Your contribution will promote excellence in smart growth and advance our mission to build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the state.

$10000 Diamond Sponsor
$7500 Platinum Sponsor
$5000 Gold Sponsor
$3000 Silver Sponsor
$1500 Bronze Sponsor
$1000 Steel Sponsor
$500 Friend of PA
$250   Patron