Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd Wins ULI Oklahoma’s 2016 “Best Community Building Effort” Impact Award
Edmond, Okla. (Feb. 8, 2015) – Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd won Urban Land Institute Oklahoma’s Impact Award in the 2016 Best Community Building Effort category. Heard on Hurd was one of three Edmond projects nominated which included the City of Edmond Public Safety Center and The Patriarch, a local historical house turned bar with local craft beer and spirits. “We’re pleasantly surprised to receive this incredible honor and couldn’t have done it without the amazing volunteerism of our employees, the support of the City of Edmond and all of the community coming together to make Heard on Hurd a rocking success,” President and CEO Jill Castilla said. “Citizens Bank of Edmond has been on the same 1st and Broadway intersection in downtown Edmond for more than a century and Heard on Hurd is our way of saying thanks to the community. As a local community bank, we are deeply invested in the success of the community and our customers and hope to continue serving this special place for another century and beyond!” On February 5th, ULI Oklahoma hosted the 2nd annual Impact Awards at the Oklahoma City School of Law. The Impact Awards highlight developments and initiatives that have made a positive impact on the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Finalists for each of the six categories were selected from an open nomination by ULI members. Projects completed in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area within the last two years were eligible for nomination. “Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd has truly grown organically to something that we are proud to showcase as a community building event in Edmond,” Edmond Economic Development Authority Executive Director Janet Yowell said. “We look forward to this season’s local food, music and pop-ups and all the thousands of attendees who will come to downtown Edmond to enjoy the event.” For more details, visit the ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards event page.