Neighborhood workshop and awards

State of the Neighborhoods Awards & Workshops Saturday, April 18

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Community gardens, earth-friendly landscaping, graffiti patrols and creative alley gates are just a few examples of how Tempeans make a difference in their communities. To honor residents who go above and beyond the call of neighborly duty, Tempe is now accepting nominations for the 2015 State of the Neighborhood Awards. Superstar neighbors can be nominated in the following categories:

Neighbor of the Year: Someone who puts the ‘neighbor’ in neighborhoods by strengthening outreach and involvement

Property Beautification: Properties that provide an outstanding contribution to their neighborhoods through improvement projects, impeccable maintenance or holiday decor

Alley Upkeep: Residents who recognize their side of the alley is their responsibility to keep neat and tidy  

Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 13.

Nominees and winners will be recognized by the Mayor and Council at the State of the Neighborhoods Awards and Workshops on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. This year’s event will include the State of the Neighborhoods address by Mayor Mark Mitchell. His speech will be followed by awards honoring our community members who are building community and character every day.

The schedule includes registration and a light breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m., followed by the State of the Neighborhoods address and Neighborhood Awards presentation by the Mayor and Councilmembers from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to stay for one of four concurrent workshops from 10:30 a.m. to noon, which will be announced soon.

Invite a neighbor, friend or co-worker and reserve your spot. Register by April 14 by phone at 480-350-8234 or email neighborhoods@tempe.gov.