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RNeighbors seeks award nominations

February 17, 2019

Nominations for RNeighbors’ 2019 Neighbor Awards are due Wednesday.

Each year, RNeighbors, a nonprofit neighborhood resource, seeks to recognize individuals or groups who contribute to their neighborhood in big and small ways.

Nominations should include the nominee’s name, suggested award, and a three to six sentence summary of why the person should be honored. The information should be emailed to rene@RNeighbors.org.

Award categories are:

• Project manager: A neighbor or group who recently welcomed a new neighborhood-building challenge or project, and carried the torch to ensure the effort was successfully executed with input and participation from their neighbors.

• Consider it done: A neighbor who is reliable, engaged, loyal and always willing to help out. This is to recognize the neighbor who may not lead projects or tasks, but works in the background to get things done and will always come to the rescue for any task or event that needs a helping hand.

• Welcome wagon: Neighbor or group who goes out of their way to welcome new neighbors, recruit households, and invite their neighbors to be a part of their neighborhood. This award is all about building community and engagement in their neighborhood.

• Rookie of the year: This neighbor either recently moved into your neighborhood or recently became more engaged with the neighborhood association. Either way, this person is committed to bettering where they live and the new energy and excitement they bring to your neighborhood should be recognized.

This year’s winners will be highlighted during the organization annual Lumber Jack & Jill Forest Fest from noon to 3 p.m. March 10.