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Apply for Neighborhood Recognition

Leon County Government’s Neighborhood Recognition Program celebrates the vibrant neighborhoods and dedicated community leaders that call Leon County home. Awarded annually in partnership with the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA), the program recognizes neighborhoods and neighbors that have gone above and beyond in the last year to help make our community a better place to live, work, and play.

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Walden Place, named the 2020 and 2021 Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year

Leon County and CONA Announce 41st Annual Neighborhood Recognition Program


This year, applications are accepted in the following categories:

  • Small Neighborhood of the Year – Neighborhoods with 200 homes or fewer
  • Large Neighborhood of the Year – Neighborhoods with more than 200 homes
  • Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year – Neighborhoods outside city limits (Leon County unincorporated)
  • Neighbor of the Year – Recognizing residents who lend a helping hand in service to their neighbors and neighborhood

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The application deadline for the 41st annual Neighborhood Recognition Program is Friday, July 1, 2022, by 5 p.m. EST.

Please email any relevant photos, videos, or materials you would like included in your application to CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

Recipients of the Neighborhood of the Year award will receive an award sign and sign blade to display at the entrance of their neighborhood. Previous recipients of the Neighborhood of the Year awards will receive a sign blade to add to their award sign. Recipients of the Neighbor of the Year award receive a plaque recognizing their service to the community.

Winners will be recognized during the Leon County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 3 p.m.

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2021 Neighborhood Recognition Program award winners

 

2021 Award Winners

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

  • Lafayette Oaks Homes Association

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

  • Callen Neighborhood Association

Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award

  • Walden Place Homeowners Association

Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Talethia O. Edwards, Greater Bond Neighborhood Association 2020 Award Winners

2020 Award Winners

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

  • Indianhead Lehigh Neighborhood Association

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

  • Blairstone Homes Association

Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award

  • alden Place Homeowners Association

Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Rhonnie Schaeffer, Greenwood Hills

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