Meet the other four finalists:
Michele Costantino from South Bend, IN; Olivia Watson from Providence, RI (a student Brown University student); John Gosselin from Warwick, RI; and Branko Skendzic from Zagreb, Croatia.
Providence, RI: Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA), made up of District property owners, merchants and representatives of Brown University announces their Logo Contest finalists from a International pool of submissions. The TSDMA received 52 total logo contest submissions, including submissions from the countries of Canada, India, Serbia, Istanbul, Croatia and U.S. States included Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Florida, New Jersey, California, Ohio, Michigan, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Oregon and Maryland. TSDMA Executive Director, Donna Personeus credits the use of social media to market the contest for the diverse national and international range of submissions.
After a review of the votes from the TSDMA Website's public online survey, the Logo Selection Board narrowed the field of 52 submissions to 5 finalists. The five finalist logos chosen represent submissions from Rhode Island (Providence & Warwick), California, Indiana, and one international submission from Croatia. There was an additional vote to keep the old Thayer Street logo in the finalist voting pool rounding out the finalist pool to six.
The public will once again have a chance to weigh in and vote for their favorite. The TSDMA website will post the finalist's logos and with opportunity to vote for your favorite until August 1, 2014 at 6pm. At that time, the public voting will come to an end. "Public input and community partnering during the Thayer Street Planning Study process lead us to the current improvements, "our facelift", in progress on Thayer Street today. Community involvement was a key part of the process" states Personeus. "When we decided our logo also needed a facelift to match the street, it made sense involve the public again. That was the main reasoning behind the having a logo contest, instead of hiring one designer or one firm. We wanted to open the opportunity up to the community. We, as a community, will be living with this logo for a long time to come. We want the logo that is selected, the "winner", to represent Thayer Street's history, right now and its future."
The contest winner will be selected by the Logo Selection Board after a review of the total public votes count for each logo. The winning logo will be announced by the TSDMA to the public on August 6th.
To vote for your favorite finalist click here.
The Thayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA), which is governed by a Board of Directors made up of District property owners, merchants and representatives of Brown University. The current TSDMA Board is active, committed and motivated to work in partnership with all the stakeholders and firmly committed to action and results. The TSDMA operates as a “Business Improvement District” and oversees the management and maintenance of the district. The District property owners pay an additional tax that provides the revenue to provide service to the District that include, but not limited to: Sidewalk Cleaning & Trash Removal 7 days a week; Weekly Graffiti Removal; Special Police Details; Recycling Program; Research and Implementation of Programs, Projects & Events to benefit Thayer St; Collaboration on Legislative Issues to benefit Thayer St; Communication Development: a New Website with Event Calendar, News Blog, Community Links, Thayer Street Development News, Facebook posts and “What’s Happenin on Thayer” eBlasts; and Community Outreach with Neighborhood. The TSDMA Board (Edward Bishop, Chair, Albert Dahlberg, John Luipold, Paul riesinger, Susan Mardo, David Shwaery, Emily Kish, Dean Martineau, Steve Lewinstein) is an integral part of the oversight with the Executive Director responsible for the implementation of their decisions.
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