Many neighborhood organizations have worked hard to improve their community, support their residents and make Charlotte a tremendous place to live. To recognize these efforts and celebrate their successes please use the form below to nominate deserving recipients.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

- Eligibility is limited to neighborhood based organizations or associations including homeowner associations located within Charlotte city limits.
- Individual persons are NOT eligible for nomination.
- Non Profit/Not for Profit organizations and businesses are eligible for nomination only in their respective categories. 
- Nomination of one's own neighborhood or organization IS permitted
- Activities must have been successfully implemented between September 2016 and August 2017 and not have been recognized at a previous Neighborhood Leadership Awards celebration.
- All nominations are due by Friday, Aug. 18.
 
Nominations are being requested for the following categories:

Community Safety Ambassador:  Recognizes neighborhood organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the improvement of police-community relations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. 
 
Embracing Diversity:  Recognizes a neighborhood group that bridges cultural gaps among neighbors and celebrates diversity in their planning and activities. Efforts may include organizing festivals or gatherings that encourage sharing cultural traditions; reaching out to diverse communities to offer services or assistance; and providing signage or communication tools in multiple languages.
 
Good Neighbors:  Recognizes a neighborhood organization that collaborates to improve their community through improvement projects, initiatives and communication resources to address neighborhood beautification, code and regulation compliance and neighbor engagement.
 
Moving Charlotte Forward:  Recognizes neighborhoods that have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of transportation choices and safety as well as neighborhood livability. Recognition will be given to neighborhoods that have collaborated with the City to address transportation concerns or have used a grassroots approach to improve their neighborhood’s transportation environment.

Sustainability Leadership Award: Recognizes neighborhood associations that implement sustainability initiatives in their community.
 
Community Service Award (For Profit):  Recognizes outstanding contributions by a private business or industry with extraordinary commitment to community service that has helped improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods and across Charlotte.  Examples may include neighborhood cleanups, support of youth or elderly initiatives or assistance in repairing, renovating and building affordable housing.
 
Community Service Award (Non Profit/Not for Profit):  Recognizes outstanding contributions by a nonprofit organization with extraordinary commitment to community service that has helped improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods and across Charlotte.  Examples may include neighborhood cleanups, support of youth or elderly initiatives or assistance in repairing, renovating and building affordable housing.
 
Neighborhood - School Engagement Award:  Recognizes a neighborhood that has invested in public education through effective engagement.

* 1. Please provide your contact information.

* 2. How did you learn about the 2017 Neighborhood Exchange & Leadership Awards?

* 3. Please select the award category, self-nomination is permitted as well as multiple award nominations per category. Each nomination must be submitted separately.

* 4. Which neighborhood organization, nonprofit/not for profit organization or for profit business are you nominating?

* 5. Please describe why this organization should be nominated for the award.

Please include:
1) A description of the project, initiative or action(s) undertaken. Activities should be in line with the award category criteria. Please be specific.
2) Details of key achievements including measurable outcomes, if applicable
3) Description of how these achievements benefited the community

Nominations must be a minimum of 250 words. Words can be counted by drafting or pasting your nomination text into Microsoft Word or another word processing program.
Nominations that don't meet the minimum word requirement will NOT be considered.

* 6. Please provide the best contact for this organization.

* 7. Would you like to submit another nomination?

 
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