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Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Calls for Neighborhood Award Nominations

Posted June 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM
June 8, 2012

Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is delighted to announce the opening of the 2012 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Awards Program, recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding neighborhood organizations and civic individuals from across the Commonwealth who work tirelessly to enhance the quality of life in their communities. The following three (3) NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD categories are available for entries:

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

To be considered, nominees must mail/postmark their completed application by the August 6, 2012 deadline. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available on our website at

All award nominees should register to attend the 13th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held at the Holiday Inn University & Conference Center in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 20-21, 2012. All award nominees will be available for display and the winners will be featured during the annual awards banquet on Friday, Sept. 21st.

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. In addition, VSNC will sponsor each category’s first place winner with payment of their entry fee to submit an application to the annual Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) conference being held in Minneapolis, MN in May 2013 for recognition of their award-winning statewide project. NUSA is national non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to developing partnerships between neighborhoods, local government, and public/private agencies across the United States.

To learn more about the 2012 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, please write Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc., P.O. Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, call (540) 342-2763, or visit our website at