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Nominate your best neighbors for an award!

Post Date:02/08/2018 6:30 PM
Honor Tempe community members who take action and make positive contributions to their homes, neighborhood and our community at the 2018 State of the Neighborhoods Awards and Care Fair. This year’s theme is caring for each other.

The State of the Neighborhoods takes place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue.  Deadline to nominate people for Neighborhoods Awards is Feb. 20.  

Celebrate Tempe’s Connectors

Every neighborhood has people and places deserving of recognition.  All they lack is a nomination and you can change that. 

Please consider taking the time to recognize residents, properties and businesses that make the experience of living in your neighborhood better whether through their actions and activities or through the attention to detail they give their properties.  This is the opportunity for you to publicly celebrate and thank them. 

For all award categories, criteria for each category, nomination forms and more event information as available, visit the website at  The nomination deadline is Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  All nominees will be recognized by the Mayor and Council.  

Tempe Community Council (TCC) has organized its first Care Fair to immediately follow Mayor Mark Mitchell’s 5th Annual State of the Neighborhoods address and awards presentation.  The Care Fair connects those in need with those who care.  Everyone has something they can share - whether time, talent or resources. Most of us also need help with something in our lives - whether for ourselves or for a family member.  Every booth at the Care Fair will have options for both giving and receiving care. Get your blood pressure checked. Find out about elder-care options, learn how to volunteer in your neighborhood and more. 

“Giving a little changes a lot,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said. “Together, we make our city an even better place. Come to my State of the Neighborhoods to learn about what we as a city are doing to help folks in our community and how you can get involved.  Then stay for the Care Fair and see all of the ways that you can put your talent to work for our community.”

Those attending are encouraged to bring new socks or hygiene items to the Care Fair for Tempe non-profit organizations.  Register online at or call the Tempe Neighborhood Services Office at 480 350-8234. 

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