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Celebrating Neighborhood-Led Partnerships

The 14th 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 2019 Collaborative Spirit Award will be made at INRC's 25th Annual Meeting on Monday, Sept. 23rd, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at INRC. Nominations were due Thursday, August 15, 2019. The 2020 nomination form will be available in June, 2020.

Please submit no more than one nomination per project. 

A cash award is presented to the awardee. Additionally, INRC will nominate the 2019 Collaborative Spirit Awardee for national consideration at the May, 2020 Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference.

Previous Award Winners

To see a listing of previous Collaborative Spirit Awardees, including seven NUSA awardees in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, please click here.