Two Fort Worth voluntary neighborhood associations and one city program received top honors at the 2019 Neighborhoods, USA Conference, May 15-18 in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Berkeley Place Neighborhood Association was named national Neighborhood of the Year in the Multi-Neighborhood Partnerships category for collaborative efforts with Ryan Place NA, Mistletoe Heights NA, Paschal NA, Fairmount NA, Park Hill NA, Near Southside Inc., the local business community and elected officials to gain approval and funding for three silent railroad crossings.
Together, they joined forces to cut through red tape to bring peace and quiet to their community after decades of being interrupted by excessive, loud and long train horns. Darien George represented Berkeley Place at the NUSA Conference.
The Historic Fairmount Neighborhood Association earned third place in the Multi-Neighborhood Partnerships category for Neighborhood of the Year for a 5K event. This outdoor, fun, family event was created to give back to local charities, raise neighborhood awareness and involvement and promote physical fitness.
In 2018, the association partnered with Ryan Place NA and the Lily B. Clayton Elementary School PTA, raising almost $3,000 on behalf of the Women’s’ Center of Tarrant County and the Fairmount Community Library. Joe Hyun accepted the award at NUSA on behalf of Fairmont.
The TCU Neighbor to Neighbor program was awarded third place in the Social Revitalization category for Best Neighborhood Program of the Year. This partnership involved the Fort Worth City Council and city departments, Texas Christian University, Berkeley Place NA, Bluebonnet Hills NA, Bluebonnet Place NA, Colonial Hill NA, Frisco Heights NA, Paschal NA, Tanglewood NA, University Place NA, University West NA, Westcliff West and Westcliff NA. These partners make up a committee dedicated to providing resources and building positive relationships between neighbors, the university and college students.
Coordinated by the City of Fort Worth Community Engagement Office, the program seeks to educate off campus students about how to be good neighbors and provides a place where everyone can voice concerns, brainstorm and collaborate about how to resolve them. Community engagement liaison Tabitha Butler represented the City of Fort Worth at NUSA.
Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations. Each May, NUSA hosts a four-day conference with hundreds of neighborhood leaders and city staff from across the United States in attendance. The conference offers dozens of educational workshops, neighborhood pride tours and opportunities for attendees to network to improve their local neighborhoods and cities.
Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.
- Celebrate Independence Day safely and legally, but leave fireworks to the pros
- City Council releases meeting schedule for summer
- Free Friday on Fort Worth Bike Sharing start June 28
- Free day of fun for families on June 29
- Students experience behind-the-scenes look at city departments
- More News »
City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations: 8:30 a.m. June 27, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »
Upper & Middle Village Creek Parallel Relief Main Part 2 Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. June 27, 2019; Townley Elementary, 2200 McPherson Road.
Meadow Lakes / Jenkins Heights Abandonment Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. July 1, 2019; Lake Worth Multipupose Cener, 7005 Charbonneau Road.
Fourth of July Parade at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 10 a.m. July 2, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.
Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. July 2, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.