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Outstanding neighborhoods recognized for projects, service

Posted Jan. 8, 2016

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Award Winners with Certificate
The Near East Side Neighborhood Association, pictured here with Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray, was named the 2016 Neighborhood of the Year.

The annual Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards honored a host of grass-roots groups and individuals who engage residents and build stronger communities.

Mayor Betsy Price, City Manager David Cooke, League of Neighborhoods President Rita Vinson and several city department leaders distributed the awards. The recognition was part of a full morning of seminars aimed at helping community leaders improve their outreach and service to their neighborhoods.

Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was the keynote speaker.

Here are the award winners:

Neighborhood Newsletter Awards. Winners were Villages of Sunset Pointe, Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, Ridglea North and Eastern Hills Neighborhood Association.

Fort Worth Pride Award. This award is given to an organization that improves the physical aspects of the neighborhood. Winners: Marine Creek Ranch Homeowners Association (first place), Ridglea North Neighborhood Association (second) and Eastern Hills Neighborhood Association (third).

Spirit of Fort Worth Award. The award recognizes groups that foster social revitalization, enhance cultural aspects of the neighborhood or simply make residents feel welcome. Winners: Harvest Ridge Homeowners Association (first place), Ridgmar Neighborhood Association (second) and Heritage Homeowners Association (third).

Mayor’s Civic Engagement and Community Collaboration Award. Winners: Greenway Neighborhood Association (first place), Eastern Hills Neighborhood Association (second) and Carver Heights East Neighborhood Association (third).

Mayor’s Health and Wellness Award. Winners: Greenway Neighborhood Association (first place), Garden of Eden (second) and Fairmount (third).

Neighborhood of the Year Award. Near East Side Neighborhood Association.

Neighborhood Police Officer of the Year. Sergio Guadarrama.

Code Compliance Officer of the Year. Shelby Dooley.

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