Neighborhood-City Partnership Award
- Eligibility Requirements
- How to Nominate
- Nomination Documentation
- Submisssion Deadline
- Judging Criteria
All of our neighborhoods work with various City departments and employees on specific requests and projects. We encourage you to nominate a City department or employee in recognition of this team approach. This award is intended to recognize any City Department or employee that has assisted or provided resources to your neighborhood organization.
To be considered:
- The project or activity must have been carried out during the 2023 calendar year.
- A Nomination Form must be completed and submitted by the November 18th deadline.
- A separate Nomination Form must be submitted for each activity or individual being nominated.
- There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be submitted by any one individual or group.
How To Nominate
- Complete and submit an easy Online Neighborhood Award Nomination Form accompanied by description and a sample of the publication and a description of the project.
- A fillable PDF Neighborhood Award Nomination Form can also be downloaded, completed, and mailed with a postmark by November 18th 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 one 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:
1. What was the project or activity?
2. Who initiated the project?
3. How did the nominated Department or employee become involved in the project or activity?
4. How and what did this Department or employee's involvement contribute to the success of your project or activity?
5. How often does this Department or employee assist your organization?
6. How many people were affected by this project/activity?
7. How many hours did your organization contribute?
8. How many hours did the city department or employee contribute?
9. What was the impact to the neighborhood? Did it impact the City of Roanoke as a whole?
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