Neighborhood Partnership Awards Program

Overview
The Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates (RNA) and Roanoke City Council are pleased and excited to announce the launch of a new city-wide neighborhoods’ Partnership Awards Program.

This program recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions, excellence and accomplishments achieved by neighborhood organizations and civic individuals who have partnered with city departments, schools, nonprofits, businesses, institutions and others to:
  1. Make physical and/or social improvements to our neighborhoods,
  2. Connected neighbors and/or neighborhoods with one another, and/or
  3. Built the capacity of their neighborhood organization to better serve our community.
Awards are presented by City Council members at the annual City Neighborhood 'Harvesting of the Fruits' Potluck Dinner & Awards Celebration.

Check out the video taken of the 2015 event: 

The event is FREE but registration is required to make certain enough chairs and tables are set up for everyone desiring to attend so REGISTER TODAY!    
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  1. Award Categories
  2. Eligibility
  3. Submit a Nomination
  4. Selection of Winners
  5. Award Dinner Celebration
Award Categories
There are 8 Neighborhood Award categories with an additional 9th overall award category as follows:
  • Neighborhood All-Star Award: Recognizing the exceptional accomplishments achieved by an eligible neighborhood organization or individual for one or more of the following: Volunteer Leadership, Neighborhood Improvement, Neighborhood-Community Partnership, Neighborhood Communications, Neighborhood City Partnership and/or Neighborhood Youth Volunteer program or activity that improved/enhanced the neighborhood’s quality of life.
  • Neighborhood Communications Award: For excellence in getting the word out
  • Neighborhood Improvement Award: Recognizing a project/activity that improves/enhances the neighborhood’s quality of life
  • Neighborhood Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award: For service to Roanoke's neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Unsung Hero Award: For service to their neighborhood 
  • Neighborhood Youth Volunteer Award: For service to Roanoke's neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood-City Partnership Award: Recognizing a City Department or employee who assisted and/or provided resources to a neighborhood organization on a project, program, or activity that improved/enhanced the neighborhood’s quality of life
  • Neighborhood-Community Partnership Award: For contributions made by a business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution to improve the surrounding neighborhood/community
  • Neighborhood Arts Award:  For a neighborhood project or activity that improves the quality of visual/performing arts in the neighborhood, and/or enhances the character and/or surrounding area of the neighborhood through visual/performing arts.