June 05, 2013
The Council of Neighborhood Association’s 33rd Annual Awards Reception is set for Monday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens in the Carriage House Conference Center, 1600 Miccosukee Road.
The event is hosted jointly by the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.
Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will respectively recognize two outstanding Small Neighborhoods of the Year (200 or fewer homes) and two Large Neighborhoods of the Year (more than 200 homes). The County will also honor one Unincorporated Area Neighborhood of the Year (outside the city limits). Winning neighborhoods will receive a sign to display at their entrance and bragging rights as a 2013 Neighborhood of the Year.
The County and City will also recognize their respective 2013 Neighbors of the Year. Nominees considered for these categories are individuals who have exemplified the characteristics of leadership and servitude in making contributions to the community.
The nominees for Neighborhood of the Year – Large Category are: Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc.; Jake Gaither Neighborhood Association; Lafayette Oaks Homes Association; Levy Park Neighborhood Association; SouthWood Residential Community Association; Weems Plantation and Gardens Homeowners Association and Woodgate Neighborhood Association.
The nominees for Neighborhood of the Year – Small Category are: All Saints District Community Association, Inc; Avondale Homeowners Association; Callen Neighborhood Association and Florida A&M Neighborhood Association.
The nominees for Neighborhood of the Year – Unincorporated Category are: Avondale Homeowners Association and Lafayette Oaks Homes Association. And, the nominees for Neighbor of the Year are: Sarah Barnes of Macon School Community Association; Annette Hale Ford of Florida A&M Neighborhood Association; Neal Floyd of Lafayette Oaks Homes Association; Betsy and Nickki Henderson of Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc.; Jerrlyne Jackson of Jake Gaither Neighborhood Association; Marvin Naiman of Eastgate Neighborhood Association; Tom Napier of Woodgate Neighborhood Association; Waymon and Lucy Sewell of Los Robles Neighborhood Association and Mary K. Surles of Avondale Homeowners Association.
Winners of the Neighborhood and Neighbor of the Year awards will be announced at the reception, where CONA will also present its annual Public Servant of the Year Award and the 2013 Business Neighbor of the Year Award.
For more information, visit CONA online at www.econa.org or contact Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or City Neighborhood Services at (850) 891-3846.
Jon D. Brown, County Community and Media Relations, (850) 606-5300; or Andrea Griffin, City Neighborhood Services, (850) 891-3846