FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/10/2016
Mathieu Cavell, Director
Community and Media Relations
CONA, County, City to Kick-Off Neighborhood Recognition Program and Host State of the Community Meeting
|WHO:||CONA, Leon County Government, and the City of Tallahassee|
|WHAT:||Annual Neighborhood Recognition Program Kick-Off & State of the Community Meeting|
|WHEN:||Monday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Women’s Club of Tallahassee, 1513 Cristobal Drive, Historic Los Robles|
The Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee will launch the annual Neighborhood Recognition Program and host the 2016 State of the Community meeting on Monday, March 14 at the Women’s Club of Tallahassee, 1513 Cristobal Drive. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light reception will precede the kick-off ceremony.
CONA President Leroy Peck, Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor and City of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are scheduled to speak at the Neighborhood Recognition Program Kick-Off, which is in its 36th season. The winners from last year’s recognition program will be present to share their experience with the program.
Immediately following the kick-off, CONA will host the 2016 State of the Community meeting. County Administrator Vincent S. Long and City Manager Ricardo Fernandez will give citizens an update on the state of Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.
The Neighborhood Recognition Program recognizes outstanding neighborhoods in three categories: Small - 200 or fewer homes; Large - more than 200 homes; and Unincorporated Area - outside the city limits. It also honors the Neighbor of the Year, which is given to an individual who exemplifies the characteristics of leadership and service in making contributions to his or her community.
Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will begin accepting nominations for the 2016 Neighborhood of the Year and Neighbor of the Year following the kick-off ceremony. Additionally, CONA will be accepting nominations for its 2016 Public Servant of the Year and 2016 Business Neighbor of the Year.
Neighborhood representatives are asked to complete and submit applications on or before the deadline, Monday, May 9, at 5 p.m.
Winners of the Neighborhood of the Year and Neighbor of the Year awards will be announced at the annual Neighborhood Awards Reception, which will be held this summer. At the event, CONA will also present its annual Public Servant of the Year and Business Neighbor of the Year awards.
For more information, contact Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov or City of Tallahassee Community Relations at (850) 891- 6175 / Sandra.Manning@talgov.com .