~ from the Office of Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood Achievement Award Applications are due Friday, Dec. 20, by 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to receive recognition for the work you put in this year and $75 towards future projects.

What creative, interesting, resourceful, clever projects have your neighborhood organizations done over the past year?
Whether your organization is large or small, well established or brand new, your group is encouraged to apply for the Neighborhood Achievement Award . The awards will showcase accomplishments by neighborhood groups during the 2019 calendar year.

Neighborhood Achievement Awards are recognized every year at The Neighborhood Conference, which will be held on March 28, 2020, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Winners receive $75 for their Neighborhood Organization to use on future initiatives.

NOTE: The deadline is early this year because we plan to create a short video of neighbors highlighting their neighborhood’s accomplishments.

To apply, fill in the application  and email it to Debbie Sharp at dsharp@knoxvilletn.gov  OR mail it to Office of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN, 37901, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.  If you have questions or need a hard copy mailed to you, contact Debbie Sharp at 215-4382 or the above email.

Examples of accomplishments include, but are not limited to:
* Beautification and place-making projects, green spaces and community gardens, and other physical improvements to the neighborhood;

* Projects, events, and activities that focus on connecting neighbors with one another, such as street fairs, potlucks, home tours, holiday celebrations, and neighbors helping neighbors;

* New or ongoing communication efforts such as newsletters, social media, and phone tree networks; and

* Activities involved in launching, reviving, or strengthening a neighborhood group.

We are excited to see what neighborhoods have been working on throughout 2019!