Neighborhood Achievement Awards recognize the work of the city’s neighborhood organizations in improving, protecting and enhancing their neighborhoods.
The Office of Neighborhoods is now taking nominations and applications for the 2016 round of awards. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016. Here is the application.
Awards will be presented at the Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon that will be held Saturday, March 5, at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Whether your organization is large or small, well established or brand new, your group is encouraged to apply. The awards will showcase accomplishments by neighborhood groups during calendar years 2014 and 2015. Example accomplishments include:
--- Beautification and place-making projects, green spaces and community gardens, and other physical improvements to the neighborhood;
--- Projects, events and activities that focus on connecting neighbors with one another, such as street fairs, potlucks, home tours, holiday celebrations, and neighbors helping neighbors;
--- New or ongoing communication efforts such as newsletters, social media and phone tree networks; and
--- Activities involved in launching, reviving, or strengthening a neighborhood group.
Working with the Office of Neighborhoods, an awards committee will select winners from the pool of applications and nominations. The number and category of awards will be determined by the awards committee based on the applications. The winners will be announced at the March 5, 2016 Neighborhood Awards & Networking Luncheon.