Award Categories

Once again, the Neighborhood Summit will be recognizing significant contributors to our City's communities with three awards:  Community Catalyst of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Rookie of the Year, and, following this year's theme, the Resilience Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

Community Catalyst of the Year
A volunteer in a community organization whose energy and ideas lead to a project or program that gets community members involved and excited, that produces good outcomes and results in increased neighborhood engagement

Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will be given to an individual, inside or outside of a community organization, whose life and work has benefited all of Cincinnati, through creating inclusiveness, increasing the viability of community activities and organizations, and supporting neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders.

Rookie of the Year
With this award, we recognize that hard work and dedication to positive change in our neighborhoods isn’t just something undertaken by the old hats and hands. This award is for the under-30 (ish) newcomers who are bringing passion, fierce commitment, and new forms of organizing and activism to make our city a better place for all.

Resilience Award
To be resilient is to recognize the strength of a place’s culture, character, social structures, and local assets while creating systems and structures that anticipate and allow for change.  This award will go to a community group, organization or collaborative whose work has made our city, community, or neighborhood more resilient, in one or more of the following categories:
Health & Wellbeing
Everyone living and working in the city has access to what they need to survive and thrive.

Economy & Society
The social & financial systems that enable urban populations to live peacefully, and act collectively

Leadership & Strategy
The processes that promote effective leadership, inclusive decision-making, empowered stakeholders, and integrated, equitable planning

Infrastructure & Environment
The man-made and natural systems that provide critical services, protect, and connect urban assets enabling the flow of goods, services, and knowledge.

Nominations will be accepted through December 20, 2018.

Follow the links to make your nominations. You can make nominations for all of the awards, or for a particular award

Please complete all the information requested per nomination.  Incomplete nominations will not be considered

Thank you!
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