The city’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department is launching an initiative to recognize and show appreciation for the many contributions Durham residents make to their neighborhoods.
Residents can now nominate their neighbor or groups of residents who have gone above and beyond to improve Durham. City officials are seeking nominations of neighbors who have worked to improve the quality of life in their communities, increased the involvement of other neighbors, worked to improve the safety and security of their neighborhoods, and connected other residents with community and supportive services.
“Durham residents are doing extraordinary things to help their neighbors and serve their community,” said Neighborhood Improvement Services Director Constance Stancil with the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department. “We want to provide an opportunity to publicly recognize and thank them for the tremendous work they are doing to improve life in Durham.”
Beginning in July, the selected resident or group will be presented with a Neighbor Spotlight lawn sign to recognize them for the entire month. They will also receive a certificate of appreciation at the first City Council meeting of the following month, and will have a brief biography published on the City’s website, in the department’s newsletter and in The Herald-Sun.
Nominees must be city residents, not employed by thecCity, and the actions cannot have been performed as part of paid employment. Nominations can be made online, http://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11008, or printed and sent by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. Postal Service to the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, Attention Community Engagement, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, N.C. 27701.
Nominations should be sent in by the 15th of each month. For additional information about this initiative, contact the department’s Community Engagement team at (919) 560-1647 or by email.