Neighborhood Achievement Award Nominations – Now Open!

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment

Nominate your neighborhood for the Neighborhood Achievement Awards!

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 26, by 4:30 p.m.

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 these awards, which showcase accomplishments by neighborhood groups during the 2023 calendar year. Winners receive $100 for their neighborhood organization to use on future initiatives. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive recognition for the work your neighbors have done throughout 2023.

To nominate your neighborhood, please complete this form no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.  If you have questions or need a hard copy mailed to you, contact Shannett Riley at 865-215-3232 or at  .

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.


Neighborhood Achievement Award recipients will be recognized at the invitation-only Neighborhood Awards Dinner in the spring.

We are excited to see what creative things you have done in 2023!