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Apply for Neighborhood Recognition

The annual Neighborhood Recognition Program shines a light on the County's vibrant neighborhoods and community servants who call Leon County home. Annually, Leon County and  the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) recognize neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to help make our community a better place. 

Leon County and CONA Announce 40th Annual Neighborhood Awards Program

In a year that has brought unprecedented challenges, neighbors have found new ways to stay connected and help one another and their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Leon County Government and the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) are recognizing neighborhoods and neighbors that have gone above and beyond to make our community a better place to live, work and play-even when facing adversity.

The application deadline for the 40th Annual Neighborhood of the Year and Neighborhood of the Year is Friday, February 19, 2021.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Small Neighborhood of the Year- neighborhood with 200 homes or fewer
  • Large Neighborhood of the Year- neighborhood with more than 200 homes
  • Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year- outside city limits (Leon County unincorporated)
  • Neighbor of the Year

Please email any relevent photos, video(s), or materials you would like included in your application to CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov. Winners will be announced in March at the Leon County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting.

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The County and CONA highlight neighborhoods and neighbors in the following categories: 

  • Neighborhood of the Year 
  • Neighbor of the Year
  • Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year

2018 Award Winners

Large Neighborhood of the Year Award (more than 200 homes)

  • SouthWood Residential Community Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Greater Bond Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Small Neighborhood of the Year Award (200 or fewer homes)

  • Oak Knoll Estates Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Crawfordville Trace Homeowners Association for Leon County


Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award

  • Arvah Branch Homeowners Association


Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Leslie Harris of the Providence Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Samaidh Jones of the Forest Commons Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Public Servant of the Year Award

  • Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Sustainable Tallahassee


Business Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Anderson & Givens, P.A. Sustainable Neighborhood of the Year Award
  • Indianhead Lehigh Neighborhood Association

2017 Award Winners

Large Neighborhood of the Year Award (more than 200 homes)

  • Greater Bond Community for City of Tallahassee
  • Levy Park Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Small Neighborhood of the Year Award (200 or fewer homes)

  • Silver Ridge Estates for City of Tallahassee
  • Blairstone Forest Homeowner’s Association for Leon County


Leon County Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award (outside City limits)

  • Avondale Homeowner’s Association Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Albert “Bobby” Reeves of Macon School and Community Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Donna Elliot of Seminole Manor Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Public Servant of the Year Award

  • Electric linemen with the City of Tallahassee and Talquin Electric Cooperative


Business Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union

2016 Award Winners

Large Neighborhood of the Year Award (more than 200 homes)

  • Providence Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Indianhead Lehigh Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Small Neighborhood of the Year Award (200 or fewer homes)

  • Florida A&M Subdivision Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Avondale Homeowner’s Association for Leon County


Leon County Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award (outside City limits)

  • Lafayette Oaks Homes Association Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Will Guzman of Providence Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Talethia O. Edwards of Greater Bond Neighborhood Association for Leon County


Public Servant of the Year Award

  • Anita R. Favors Thompson Business Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Pyramid Construction, Inc./Weser Khufu

2015 Award Winners

Large Neighborhood of the Year Award (more than 200 homes)

  • Southwood Residential Community for City of Tallahassee
  • Killearn Homes Association for Leon County


Small Neighborhood of the Year Award (200 or fewer homes)

  • Los Robles Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Carolina Oaks for Leon County


Leon County Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award (outside City limits)

  • Centerville Conservation Community Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Cornelius Jones of Florida A. and M. Neighborhood Association for the City of Tallahassee
  • Debbie Floyd of Lafayette Oaks Homes Association for Leon County


Public Servant of the Year Award

  • Big Bend Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association (P.B.A.)
  • Business Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Kingdom First Realty

2014 Award Winners

Large Neighborhood of the Year Award (more than 200 homes)

  • Waverly Hills Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Lafayette Oaks Homes Association for Leon County


Small Neighborhood of the Year Award (200 or fewer homes)

  • Griffin Heights Neighborhood Association for City of Tallahassee
  • Avondale Homeowners Association for Leon County


Leon County Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award (outside City limits)

  • Lafayette Oaks Homes Homeowners Association Neighbor of the Year Award
  • Mary Delores Williams of Macon School and Community Association for the City of Tallahassee
  • Amy Jones of Avondale Homeowners Association for Leon County Award Applications

 

Award Applications

The award application period is now closed.