Neighborhood-Community Partnership Award
About The Award
This award is for a business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution’s contribution to improve the surrounding neighborhood and/or community at large. Your neighborhood organization may submit more than one nomination.
- Eligibility Requirements
- How to Nominate
- Support Documentation for Nominee
- Submission Deadline
- Judging Criteria
- Any resident-led, resident-controlled city neighborhood organization recognized by the RNA and Office of Neighborhood Services is eligible to nominate a business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution’s contribution for this award. This includes neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, neighborhood watch groups and tenant associations.
- Nominators may nominate themselves, individuals residing in their neighborhood, individuals residing in a neighborhood different from their own for their efforts to improve the quality of living in Roanoke.
- The project or activity must have been carried out during the current fiscal year (June 30, 2019– July 1, 2020) or calendar year.
- A Nomination Form must be completed and submitted by the new deadline of January 31, 2021.
- There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted by any one individual or group.
- Activities or contributions for which the entity is nominated must not be performed as an element of paid employment.
- Contributions to the neighborhood may have occurred over the course of many years but the judges will give special consideration to recent activities.
- Nominations may include a business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution’s that contributed to improving the quality of life in the neighborhood.
How To Nominate a Business, School, Nonprofit or Other Institution
- Complete and submit an easy Online Neighborhood Award Nomination Form accompanied by description detailing how this business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution’s contributed to the improvement of your community. (For Example, volunteers from business / nonprofit / school / other institution assisted in neighborhood clean-ups; donated $500 to the neighborhood group for projects, etc.).
- A fillable PDF Neighborhood Award Nomination Form can also be downloaded, completed, and mailed with a postmark by the Friday, December 18, 2020 deadline to the Office of Neighborhood Services, Attn: RNA Neighborhood Awards Committee, 215 Church Ave SW, Room 364 South, Roanoke, VA 24011.
Include documentation such as pamphlets, website links, articles, samples, presentations, photographs, news clippings, letters of support, etc. supporting the impact and accomplishments achieved by the nominee.
There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.
Nomination Description & Support Documentation
Complete and return the Nomination Form, accompanied by a description detailing the nominee's activities or contributions to a neighborhood or organization and why he or she should receive the Award.
The following questions are examples of criteria which may be addressed in your nomination:
- What was the project or activity?
- Who initiated the project? What was the motivation for the contribution to the project/activity?
- What was the level and type of commitment/contribution to the project/activity?
- What was the relationship between this contribution and the success of your project/activity?
- What is the location or relationship the business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution has with your neighborhood?
- How many people were affected by this project/activity?
- How many hours did the business, nonprofit, school and/or other institution contribute?
- What was the impact to the neighborhood? Did it impact the City of Roanoke as a whole?
All entries must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, December 18, 2020. You may email your submissions or mail them to:
Roanoke Neighborhood Advocated Awards Committee c/o
Neighborhood Services-Office of the City Manager
215 Church Avenue SW, Room 364 South
Roanoke, VA 24011
- Level of Commitment - the consistency with which the business/nonprofit/school/other institution has supported the organization: 30 points
- Type of Commitment - level of contributions of money, material and staff time (Contributions of staff time would receive more points than only contribution of money): 30 points
- Motivation - the reason the business/nonprofit/school or/other institution got involved with the organization: 20 points
- Location - the location of the business/nonprofit/school or other institution to the neighborhood receiving the contribution. (More points given if located in the neighborhood.): 20 points