Local Neighborhood Associations Take Home 2009 Awards

May 29, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Two local neighborhood associations earned honors in the 2009 Neighborhood of the Year Awards, presented last week at the 34th Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference on Neighborhood Concerns in Spokane, Wash.

The North Beverly Hills Neighborhood Association placed first in the Social Revitalization/Neighborliness category. Members worked with their Neighborhood Policing District and Code Compliance officers to proactively address neighborhood safety after a sudden crime increase.

The Ryan Place Improvement Association placed third in the Social Revitalization/Neighborliness category. In 2008, Ryan Place initiated a series of events called Porch Parties. The parties’ purpose is to bring neighbors together to collaborate on revitalization and preservation efforts in Ryan Place.

The Historic Fairmount Neighborhood Association was a finalist in the Multi-Neighborhood Partnerships category. Through collaborative efforts, the association presents an annual home tour showcasing the neighborhood’s historic and architectural heritage. The annual home tour provides for the installation and maintenance of period street lights.

Through these awards, NUSA recognizes the outstanding work of neighborhood organizations. Created in 1975, NUSA encourages networking and information sharing as a way to facilitate partnerships between neighborhood organizations, government and the private sector. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Neighborhood of the Year Awards.


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