Download the Neighborhood Awards Nomination Packet

 
 
Dear Neighbor,

On behalf of the Neighborhoods Department, we are pleased to announce the City of Jacksonville is accepting applications for 2018 Neighborhood Awards. The award winners will be announced at the Neighborhood & Community Summit on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Neighborhood Awards program provides an opportunity for Jacksonville’s neighborhoods to highlight neighborhood programs and accomplishments that enrich our city’s charm and personality.


While we are proud of all of our neighborhoods, the City of Jacksonville would like to recognize those neighborhoods and individuals that have gone above and beyond to make our community a better place to live. We look forward to announcing the following awards at the 2018 Neighborhood & Community Summit: Outstanding Neighborhood of the Year Award, Lifetime Community Service Award, Community Catalyst Award, Perfect Partnership Award, Neighbors Get Moving Award, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award. All nominees will be invited to attend the Summit.

If you are interested in submitting a nomination for one of these awards, please complete the nomination form and email it to NeighborhoodServices@coj.net. You may also mail or hand deliver the nomination form to the City of Jacksonville, Neighborhood Services Office, Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan Street, 5th Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. All nominations must be received or postmarked by March 23, 2018.

Please join us at the Neighborhood & Community Summit on April 21, 2018, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. You may register for this FREE event at www.coj.net/neighborhoodsummit2018 or call (904) 255-8250. Thanks for all that you do to make our community great!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Burch, Director
Neighborhoods Department

E. Denise Lee, Director
Blight Initiative

 

Award Categories:

1. Outstanding Neighborhood of the Year; listed in the event program. Two awards given; Great Little Neighborhood, for neighborhoods with less than 200 homes, Great Big Neighborhood, for neighborhoods with 201 homes or more:
  • Only nominations submitted by a neighborhood that is registered with the City’s NeighborhoodServices Office will be considered.
  • Does the neighborhood have a representative volunteering in a community service organization, such as Citizens Planning Advisory (CPAC), Sheriff’s Watch, PTA, etc.? List all organizations, name of current neighborhood representative and length of involvement.
  • Does the neighborhood participate in community enhancements, such as neighborhood clean-ups, a community garden, etc.? List all projects, scope of activity and dates. Photos of activity are welcomed.
  • How does your neighborhood stay connected? (Social media, meetings, annual picnic, etc.) List your website, Facebook page, and/or attach meeting minutes.
  • What makes your neighborhood outstanding? Limit 300 words.
Individual and Community Awards; listed in the event program:

2. Lifetime Community Service Award: Nominee shall be an individual who has volunteered in a community service capacity over the course of his or her lifetime. (This can be a combination of serving on a board, being a scout leader, being neighborhood organization member, etc.) Please submit a “volunteer service resume,” listing the organization, the dates of service and a brief description of the service. Limit 300 words.

3. Community Catalyst Award: Nomination shall be an exciting project that “sparks” activity or business in the community; e.g. a weekend market or a cultural festival or parade. Please submit a description of the project, including names, dates, and collaborations if applicable. Photos and other media are encouraged but not required. Limit 300 words.

4. Perfect Partnership Award: Nominees shall be a minimum of two individuals or organizations who collaborated on a project resulting in community enhancement. Please submit a description of the project, including names of organizations involved and dates. Photos and other media are encouraged but not required. Limit 300 words.

5. Neighbors Get Moving Award: Nomination shall be a community that promotes health and wellness, through participation in physical activities, such as sports teams, walking clubs, community yoga sessions, etc. Please submit a description of the groups or teams, including team names, leaders or coaches, dates of events or activities, if applicable, and collaborations, if applicable. Photos and other media are encouraged but not required. Limit 300 words.

6. Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award: Nominee shall be an individual who goes out of his or her way to help a fellow neighbor by ensuring that someone in the neighborhood is taken care of or helped in some way. Please submit a description of the service, including names of individuals served and dates and length of time of service. Photos and other media are encouraged but not required. Limit 300 words.
 

Nomination Procedures:

Please complete the attached nomination form and hand deliver or mail to the City of Jacksonville’s Neighborhood Services Office, Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan Street, 5th Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Applications can also be emailed to Neighborhoodservices@coj.net. Nominations are due by March 23, 2018. If nominations are mailed by Unites States Postal Services, they must be postmarked by March 23, 2018. Please submit your nominations as follows:

1) Nominations may be typed using the form provided or submitted electronically using the same format. This application can be downloaded electronically from the Neighborhood & Community Summit website here.

2) Nominations must reflect activities conducted by nominee during 2017. If you need additional space, attach one additional page to the original nomination form. Please call the Neighborhood Services Office at 904-255-8250 if you have any questions.
 

Award Selection:

Nominations may be submitted for multiple awards. Note that there are separate applications for each. A team of City staff will be selected by the Director of the Neighborhoods Department to review and rank the nominations. All award winners will be notified prior to the Neighborhood & Community Summit and will be featured in the event program.