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Celebrating Neighborhood-Led Partnerships

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Collaborative Spirit Award!

INRC's 16th 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-led 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 2021 Collaborative Spirit Award will be presented at INRC's 27th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2. 

Nominations are due Sunday, October 10.

Finalists will be notified by Wednesday, October 13. Finalists will be asked to submit a 5-minute video presentation by Wednesday, Oct. 27. 

Please submit no more than one nomination per project. 

A cash award is presented to the awardee. INRC will also nominate the 2021 Collaborative Spirit Awardee for national consideration at the May,  2022 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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