Nominations for Neighborhood of the Year Program
Application deadline set for May 2
March 12, 2013
The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), Leon County and the City of Tallahassee recently launched their annual Neighborhood Recognition Program, which honors the accomplishments and successes of great neighborhoods in this community. The organizations now seek community nominations on behalf of the 2013 Neighborhood of the Year Program.
Applications and nomination forms are available online at www.LeonCountyFL.gov for the County, at www.Talgov.com for the City and at www.econa.org for CONA. Neighborhood representatives are asked to complete and submit applications on or before the deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 5 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered.
Leon County will recognize an outstanding Small Neighborhood (200 or fewer homes), a Large Neighborhood (more than 200 homes) and an Unincorporated Area Neighborhood of the Year (outside the City limits). The City of Tallahassee will recognize an outstanding Small Neighborhood (200 or fewer homes) and a Large Neighborhood (more than 200 homes). Winning neighborhoods will receive a sign to display at their entrance and bragging rights as 2013 Neighborhood of the Year.
"I continually see the importance of having compassionate and thoughtful neighbors throughout our community – neighbors who work tirelessly for their community and encourage others to believe that their collective efforts can make a difference," said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. "It's through this partnership between Leon County, the City of Tallahassee and CONA, that we honor and reward their efforts."
The County and City are also accepting nominations for 2013 Neighbor of the Year. These individuals must have exemplified the characteristics of leadership and servitude in making contributions to his or her community.
Community members are encouraged to nominate that special neighbor who actively participates in the betterment of their neighborhood. Additionally, CONA is also accepting nominations for their 2013 Public Servant of the Year and 2013 Business Neighbor of the Year.
"Many Tallahassee neighborhoods are known for a particular and unique character, but it's really the neighborhood residents that make them special. It's the people in the neighborhood that define it and ultimately lend to the character and charm of our entire city," said Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Miller. "This recognition program shines a spotlight on neighborhoods that are proactive and engaged, those that look for opportunities and innovative ideas that can benefit their neighborhoods and the people who live there."
Winners of the Neighborhood of the Year and Neighbor of the Year awards will be announced on Monday, June 10, 2013, at CONA's 33rd Annual Awards Reception, where CONA will also present its annual Public Servant of the Year and Business Neighbor of the Year awards.
"This awards cycle is our opportunity to honor and showcase the amazing things neighborhoods are doing everyday to make our community a wonderful place to call home. We are glad to partner with the City of Tallahassee and the Leon County Board of County Commissioners in this effort and encourage every neighborhood to take the time to apply," said CONA President Leroy Peck.
For more information, please contact Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or City of Tallahassee Neighborhood Services at (850) 891-3846.
Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or City of Tallahassee Neighborhood Services at (850) 891-3846