CONA, County, City Seek Nominations for
Annual Neighborhood Recognition Program
March 12, 2014
Application deadline set for May 1 -
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 and neighbors in this community. The organizations now seek community nominations for the 2014 program.
Applications and nomination forms are available online at www.LeonCountyFL.gov for the County and Talgov.com for the City. Neighborhood representatives are asked to complete and submit applications on or before the deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 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 2014 Neighborhood of the Year.
“I recognize the importance of having compassionate and thoughtful neighbors in our area. Neighbors who contribute in a variety of ways to assist not just the residents next door, but the entire neighborhood,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Kristin Dozier. “It is through this partnership between Leon County, the City of Tallahassee and CONA, that we can annually honor and reward their efforts.”
The County and City are also accepting nominations for 2014 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 2014 Public Servant of the Year and 2014 Business Neighbor of the Year. For these two awards, CONA will mail or email nomination applications and forms directly to CONA presidents and delegates.
“Tallahassee is known for having active and engaged neighborhoods. It's the residents of these neighborhoods that define them in a way that truly enhances our entire city,” said Mayor John Marks. "This program recognizes neighborhoods that create opportunities and implement innovative ideas for the betterment of 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 9, 2014, at CONA’s 34th 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,” said CONA President Leroy Peck. “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.”
For more information, please contact Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov or Andrea Griffin (email) at City of Tallahassee 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