Neighborhood-Community Partnership Award
About The AwardThis 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 July 1 to October 31.
- A Nomination Form must be completed and submitted by the deadline of November 18th.
- 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 November 18th 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 no later than November 18th. You may email your submissions or mail them to:
Roanoke Neighborhood Advocated Awards Committee
c/o Roanoke Office of Neighborhood Services
215 Church Avenue SW, Room 364 South
Roanoke, VA 24011
Evaluation Criteria for Judges & Possible Points
- 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