Celebrating Neighborhood-Led Partnerships

Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Collaborative Spirit Award. Please join us at our 26th Annual Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, when we will announce the 15th annual awardee!

INRC's 15th annual Collaborative Spirit Award celebrates unique, sustainable projects that demonstrate strong neighbor collaboration, leadership and community partnerships that enhance the quality of life in our community. Awarded projects will be neighbor- and neighborhood-initiated and driven, embracing the spirit of cooperation and grassroots leadership.

This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood associations and neighborhood-based organizations. Judging will be based on the extent of innovation, grassroots leadership and collaboration demonstrated by the nominated organization. Click here for additional information about the award, criteria and selection process.

The 2020 Collaborative Spirit Award will be presented at INRC's 26th Annual Meeting on Monday, Sept. 28th. 

Nominations are due Monday, August 10.

Finalists will be notified by Friday, August 28th. Finalists will be asked to submit a 5 minute video presentation by Monday, Sept. 21st. 

Please submit no more than one nomination per project. 

A cash award is presented to the awardee. Additionally, INRC will nominate the 2020 Collaborative Spirit Awardee for national consideration at the May, 2021 Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference.

Previous Award Winners

To read more about all previous Collaborative Spirit Awardees (including eight NUSA awardees in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!) please click here.

Please submit no more than one nomination per project.
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