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VSNC Calls for 2016 Neighborhood Award Nomination. Nominations

Posted June 3, 2016 at 2:51 PM

The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is delighted to announce the opening of the 2016 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 four (4) NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD categories are available for entries:

  • Project 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 29, 2016 deadline. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available on our website at

All award nominees are encouraged to register to attend the 17th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Arlington, VA on September 31 - October 1, 2016. This year’s conference theme is “Diverse and Sustainable Neighborhoods • Housing • Organizations • Economy”. During the Awards Luncheon being held on Friday, September 31, 2016, all award finalists and winners will be announced. The award winners of each category will be asked to provide a 5-minute presentation on their successful award submission during the ceremony.

Each year award 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.

For additional information or question regarding the 2016 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Neighborhood Awards Program, please contact Ms. Shellae Blackwell, VSNC Awards Committee Chair, by calling 757-727-6282 or by email to

To be considered, nominees must submit a complete 2016 Awards Program Application that must be postmarked by August 5, 2016 deadline.