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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

Congratulations to the winners of the 42nd Annual Neighborhood Recognition Program!

  • Small Neighborhood of the Year (200 homes or fewer) – Kinsail Unit One Homeowners Association 

    Kinsail Unit One prepared their neighborhood for hurricane season by trimming and removing trees before a storm hits to reduce storm damage and keep their neighborhood safe.
  • Large Neighborhood of the Year (more than 200 homes) – Lafayette Oaks Homes Association

    Lafayette Oaks has an active social committee that plans neighborhood events to bring the community together and gives back to the wider Leon County community by volunteering for events and programs including the annual Leon County Operation Thank You Veterans Day Breakfast.
  • Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year (outside the city limits) – Landover Hills Homeowners Association

    Landover Hills works together to support one another by collecting donations for the elderly and hosting events to bring everyone together, including a summer kickoff celebration and a holiday party.
     
  • Neighbor of the Year – Irene Goodner

    Irene is a dedicated and caring community member who routinely checks in on her elderly neighbors and walks their dogs. This past year, she organized the first Dellwood Drive Pig Roast to bring the neighborhood together for a day of food, fun, and conversation.

Interested in having your amazing neighbor or neighborhood recognized? Applications for the 2024 Neighborhood Recognition Program will open in May 2024.

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2023 Neighborhood Recognition Program award winners

 

2023 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)

  • Kinsail Unit One Homeowners Association

Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award

  • Landover Hills Homeowners Association

Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Irene Goodner

2022 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)

  • Blairstone Homes Association

Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year Award

  • Landover Hills Homeowners Association

Neighbor of the Year Award

  • Amanda Herring

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

  • Walden 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