Neighborhood Achievement Awards

Neighborhood Coordinator

Debbie Sharp
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 546
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Amid growing concerns about COVID-19, the City of Knoxville will be canceling the upcoming Neighborhood Conference scheduled for March 28, 2020, at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Neighborhood Achievement Awards recognize the work of the city’s neighborhood organizations in improving, protecting and enhancing their neighborhoods.

The Office of Neighborhoods is now taking applications for 2019.  Here is the application. The deadline to submit your neighborhood's application is Friday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Awards will be presented at The Neighborhood Conference that will be held Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Winners will receive a cash award of $75.

Whether your organization is large or small, well established or brand new, your group is encouraged to apply. The awards will showcase accomplishments by neighborhood groups during calendar years 2019.

Example accomplishments include:

• Beautification and place-making projects, green spaces and community gardens, and other physical improvements to the neighborhood;

• Projects, events and activities that focus on connecting neighbors with one another, such as street fairs, potlucks, home tours, holiday celebrations, and neighbors helping neighbors;

• New or ongoing communication efforts such as newsletters, social media and phone tree networks; and

• Activities involved in launching, reviving, or strengthening a neighborhood group.

Click here to view the 2019 Neighborhood Achievement Award Winners [PDF]