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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City Announces 2021 Neighborhood Partnership Awards Winners

At the April 5, 2021 City Council meeting, City officials recognized the winners of the 2021 Neighborhood Partnership Awards Program, honoring the outstanding contributions, excellence, and accomplishments achieved by neighborhood organizations and civic individuals who have partnered with City departments, schools, nonprofits, businesses, institutions, and others.  Nominees were evaluated on their ability to:

  • Make physical and/or social improvements to our neighborhoods,
  • Connect neighbors and/or neighborhoods with one another, and/or
  • Build the capacity of their neighborhood organization to better serve our community.

The following is a list of awards and their winners:

Neighborhood City Partnership Award:  Tonya Pickett

Neighborhood Community Partnership Award:  The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke

Neighborhood Improvement Award: The Southeast Plawkers

Neighborhood Youth Volunteer Award: Lynessa Yi

Neighborhood Communications Award: The Facebook Group: “Roanoke Moms Survive Corona” 

Neighborhood Unsung Hero Award: Kat Pascal and Jimmy Delgado

Neighborhood All-Star Award: Humble Hustle

Neighborhood Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award:  Jordan Bell

Neighborhood Arts Award:  The Urban Arts Project

To read about each of these award winners and their work, click this link

For more information about the Neighborhood Partnership Awards Program, click here or contact the Office of Community Engagement at


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