In search of the Neighborhood of the Year

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neighborhood-usaThe Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) has announced that the competition for the 2010 Neighborhood of the Year Award is underway.  This year marks the 26th year that NUSA will recognize the outstanding work of neighborhood organizations from all across the United States, for their efforts to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Neighborhoods, USA, the sponsoring organization for the award programs, is a national non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations.

The 2010 Neighborhood of the Year Awards program will recognize exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood organizations during 2009.  Awards will be given in three categories:

  • Physical Revitalization/Beautification in a Single Neighborhood;
  • Social Revitalization/Neighborliness in a Single Neighborhood; and
  • Multi-Neighborhood Project Partnerships.

Judging will be based on the extent of innovation, grassroots participation and capacity building exhibited by the nominated organization.

In order to be considered for the 2010 Neighborhood of the Year Award, applicants must have completed a noteworthy neighborhood improvement project in 2009, and submit a completed application with the appropriate application fee postmarked by February 15, 2010.

Eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be downloaded from the NUSA website, .

Founded in 1975, Neighborhoods, USA is the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to sharing information and experiences for building stronger communities. It encourages networking and information sharing as a way to facilitate the development of partnerships between neighborhood organizations, government, and the private sector.

For additional information or questions regarding the Awards program, contact: Robert Gibbons, Awards Program Chair by calling (608) 244-0582 or email For more information about Neighborhoods, USA contact: Karen Harber at (419) 927-4710 or


One Response to “In search of the Neighborhood of the Year”
  1. DeanaR says:

    We Love Long Beach in Long Beach, California was a finalist in the 2009 Neighborhood of the Year Award. Get on board for 2010!



    We Love Long Beach, Long Beach, California
    Project: Belmont Shores

    We Love Long Beach is a neighborhood group committed to providing safe places for neighbors to come Together and get to know one another. In 2008, we hosted two community cookouts; multiple monthly breakfasts and dinner parties; and a book discussion group.

    Contact: Scott Jones
    Ph: 562/400-6981