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Deadline Extended for Award Nominations

Posted June 29, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is pleased to announce the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2010 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Neighborhood Awards Program has been extended to July 30, 2010.

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Neighborhood Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding neighborhood organizations and civic individuals from across Virginia who work tirelessly to enhance the quality of life in their communities and neighborhoods.

The following five (5) NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD categories are available for entries:

  • Project of the Year
  • Organization of the Year
  • Advocate of the Year
  • Youth Individual Effort of the Year
  • Youth Group Effort of the Year

To be considered, nominees must mail/postmark their completed application by the July 30, 2010 deadline. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available here.

All award nominees should register to attend the 11th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia on September 23-25, 2010. All award recipients will be honored during the annual Neighborhood Awards Breakfast on Saturday September 25, 2010.

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc (VSNC, Inc.) is a non-profit grassroots organization created to serve as a forum for the sharing of experiences and knowledge that strengthens a cooperative working relationship among citizens, municipality staff members, representatives of the private sector, and elected officials for the strengthening of our towns, cities, and counties through their neighborhoods. VSNC, Inc. achieves this broad objective by partnering with municipalities across the Commonwealth to produce an annual neighborhood conference. This conference, called the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, provides an opportunity for people from all locations, socio-economic levels, and sectors across the Commonwealth to learn best practices for addressing neighborhood issues of the times, attend workshops, network with one another, and share experiences and information toward building stronger communities.

Each year nominations are solicited to recognize the commitment of our Commonwealth’s neighborhoods and/or individuals who have tirelessly volunteered their time and energy into making their neighborhoods places they are proud to call home. These awards have been presented since 2000 as a collective “thank you” to the nominated neighborhoods and individuals, and are the only statewide awards given on an ongoing basis to neighborhood organizations and individuals for their neighborhood self-help initiatives.