A few neighborly nominees will become award winners Sept. 27 at a community celebration in University Square Park in honor of National Good Neighbor Day.
The Good Neighbor Awards are presented by Flint Neighborhoods United and you are invited to vote for your favorite.
Nominees include local residents, foundations, non-profits, community improvement programs, and companies who can become award recipients in five categories. Here’s who’s in the running. Please click here to vote.
Individual Category (one person who stands out as a great neighbor)
- Annette Reynolds – working to clean up Shady Acres Mobile Home Park (to learn more about Reynolds works please click here)
- Jeannette Edwards – president and founder of the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association – helping to create positive change in her north side neighborhood (to learn more about Edwards work please click here)
- Megan Heyza – created a project that project that beautified more than 30 porches in an eastside neighborhood (to learn more about Heyza’s work please click here)
- Eastside Improvement Association (EIA)
- Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association
- Rollingwood Issues (Blight, Eyesores) – cleanup of Shady Acres Mobile Home Park
- Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association
Best Neighborhood Project
- Porch Project – Eastside Improvement Association — Has spruced up lawns and gardens of about 15 homes. The neighborhood group, known as the Eastside Improvement Association, is also doing repairs and renovations on area porches.
- Fruit Park – Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood Association
- Neighborhood Clean Ups – Rollingwood Issues (Blight, Eyesores) – cleanup of Shady Acres Mobile Home Park
- Street and Sidewalk Repairs – Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association
- Keep Genesee County Beautiful
- Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone/The Crim Fitness Foundation
- Ruth Mott Foundation
- Neighborhood Engagement Hub
The Good Neighbor Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. after the Flint Public Art Project’s Art Parade event. The awards are held in recognition of the people, projects, and organizations that help celebrate and uplift the city.
Please click here to vote.