INC’s Annual Neighborhoods Awards Dinner January 2017

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INC is host its annual Neighborhood Awards Dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The location is the Doubletree Hotel in Stapleton.  The theme is the “Roaring 20’s”.  See this website for ideas on dress and attire

The primary focus of this dinner is to honor those who contribute to and improve Denver’s community and neighborhoods. The secondary purpose is to gather neighborhood leaders and city staff together for fun and interaction that builds relationships and empower us to work together throughout the year.

We invite you to submit your written nominations for the following awards.
You may submit online or by mail (PO Box 300684, Denver 80218). Please include the name, neighborhood, nominee’s contact information and a concise reason for the nomination as it pertains to the criteria. Deadline for submission is Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Neighborhood Stars: Click Here to go to the online submission form

This award is given to a person or a group who has made a difference in their neighborhood and participates in or with Registered Neighborhood Organizations.
Award Criteria:

  • Must be nominated by the respective RNO’s board.
  • Top ten submissions receive the award
  • Has worked individually or with a group to make “Denver a Better Place to Live”
  • Has worked individually or with a group over the past year on a cause or a project that has improved the appearance or quality of life in their neighborhood

INC Neighborhood Person of the Year – Click Here to go to the online submission form

Awarded in honor of Virginia Oredson who was the secretary of INC for several years in the 1980’s.  Virginia worked to protect her Montclair neighborhood from crime and problem bars, and encouraged neighborhoods to work together through INC.  (Preference for this award given to INC members)
Award Criteria:

  • Has encouraged Denver neighborhoods or citizens to work together in a common effort to solve community problems.
  • Has established a record of selfless community service
  • Has encouraged and motivated others to volunteer their services to engage in community improvement.

Community Safety Award – Click Here to go to the online submission form

Awarded in honor of Bill Gross who was the chair of INC in the early 1990s, was president of the Whittier Neighborhood Association, and was an organizer of the Northeast Denver Congress.  His passion was for building partnerships between neighborhood groups and the Denver Police Department to improve neighborhood safety.
Award Criteria:

  • Must be a Denver resident
  • Has a strong record of working with neighborhoods to better public safety in the community.
  • Has made Denver a safer place in which to live.

Outstanding INC Delegate Award – Click Here to go to the online submission form

Awarded in honor of Walt Kembel who was treasurer of INC in the late 1990’s and was active in the Cherry Creek North neighborhood where he constantly worked to maintain the neighborhood character of smaller, modest homes in the North Cherry Creek area.
Award Criteria:

  • Must be an INC delegate.
  • Has contributed to INC during the past year over and above normal expectations to develop and promote the organization, or
  • Has moved INC forward or in new directions in creative or unexpected ways.

Youth Neighborhood Leader Award – Click Here to go to the online submission form

This award will acknowledge a young person who consistently takes action to improve the quality of life for their community.
Award Criteria:

  • Is a young Denver resident between the ages of 12 and 21 years
  • Has put in considerable work to strengthen their community
    • Possible actions could be tutoring, beautification, mentorship, peer education, or violence prevention

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INC’s Annual Neighborhoods Awards Dinner January 2017 — 2 Comments

  1. it all sounds good, unity, but the reality of racism in Denver is a greater issue to people of color than having material upgrades to a park. The unleashed racism from the president elect supporters are dangerous and scary. Please note there are folks that feel the need to be unkind to people of color by ignoring the fundamental respect is a two way street.

    • Thank you for your comment Toby,
      Our last INC Delegate meeting spoke to our cities need to combat racism. We had a panel discuss how diversifying the representation of community individuals who participate in Registered Neighborhood Organizations would help create a network that could counter “unleashed racism”. Our awards dinner was another small way that we fight against the systemic injustice of racism by honoring those neighbors who are putting efforts into their neighborhoods to help their fellow neighbors, regardless of race, color, or creed.
      I hope you will be willing to give some of your time to participate in your own local community organization as a way to do good for yourself and those around you.

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