Springs wins ‘secret’ prestigious national designation

Psst – Colorado Springs and nearby historic districts have received a prestigious, national designation, but, it’s a secret for another week.

The city’s tourism and cultural leaders announced today that they’re getting the award next week, but they remain tight-lipped about who’s giving it.

They did mention it’s a national organization bestowing the designation, and they will unveil its identity during a press conference at 1 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Court Room, 215 S. Tejon St.

They also said the designation recognizes the Springs for offering cultural and recreational experiences different from the typical vacation destination.

Mayor Lionel Rivera and Matt Mayberry, cultural services manager for the city of Colorado Springs, and Doug Price, CEO of the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand to receive the designation.

The day after the presentation, the organization giving this award will launch national marketing about the city and the historic districts, said Chelsy Murphy, spokeswoman for the CVB.