Last Call for Neighborhood Recognition Program Applicants
Application deadline set for Thursday, May 2
April 30, 2013
Just a few days remain to turn in applications for the annual Neighborhood Recognition Program, hosted jointly by the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), Leon County and the City of Tallahassee. The deadline for applications and nominations is Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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), and the County will also honor one Unincorporated Area Neighborhood of the Year (outside the city limits). The 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 are also accepting nominations for the 2013 Neighbor of the Year. These individuals must have exemplified the characteristics of leadership and servitude in making contributions to their community.
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 year's program kicked off at the Leon County Eastside Branch Library with the 2012 winners: Lafayette Oaks Neighborhood Association (unincorporated) and Avondale Homeowners Association (small). Both associations hosted the event in March.
CONA President Leroy Peck, Leon County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Nick Maddox, City of Tallahassee Pro Tem Nancy Miller and the 2012 Leon County Neighbor of the Year Sharon Gray from Forest Edge Neighborhood Association were on hand at the kick-off event to stress the importance of having caring and compassionate neighbors in the community.
Applications and nomination forms are available online.
If you have any questions, please contact the Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or City Neighborhood Services at (850) 891-3846.
City Neighborhood Services, 891-3846