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Press Release: 2015 VSNC Awards Program

Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:22 AM


May 26, 2015

Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Calls for Neighborhood Award Nominations

Roanoke, VA – The Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc. (VSNC, Inc.) Planning Committee is delighted to announce the opening of the 2015 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference Awards Program, recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding neighborhood organizations and civic individuals from across the Commonwealth who work diligently 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 e-mail or postmark their completed application by the July 31, 2015 deadline. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available on our website at

All award nominees are encouraged to register to attend the 16th Annual Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Norfolk, VA on September 24-25, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “Creating Neighborhood Connections: People, Purpose, Passion”. During the Awards Luncheon being held on Friday, September 25, 2015, all award finalists and winners will be announced. The 1st place award winners of each category will be asked to provide a 5-minute presentation on their successful award submission during the ceremony.

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 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.

To learn more about the 2015 Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference being held in Norfolk, Virginia, please write Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference, Inc., P.O. Box 6303, Roanoke, Virginia 24017, call (540) 342-2763, or visit our website at