The Good Neighbor award is given out by the City annually, to recognize citizens who take pride in where they live. Neighbors who look after each other create a sense of community and a synergy that leads others to do their part as well, in their neighborhood and in the City as a whole. Whether it's someone who has stepped up to a leadership role, who has always been there when an extra set of hands is needed, or who is just keeping an eye out and making sure that suspicious activity does not go unreported, we want to hear about them!
NOTE: Not to be confused with the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation.
Nominations and awards
If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please email email@example.com or write a letter to the attention of Venessa Huskey, City Hall, 414 E 12th Street, 4th Floor West, explaining why your neighbor deserves the award;a format for nomination is below but is not required. The only firm requirements are that the nominee be a resident of Kansas City, Missouri and that they not be paid for the action(s) being nominated, but your nomination should be specific as to why the person is caring, friendly, helpful, or otherwise improving the quality of life in the neighborhood.
If you experience difficulties or would prefer to nominate by voice, you may call the 3-1-1 Call Center and they will walk you through the nomination process. Make sure to include both your contact information and that of your nominee!
The award is presented each fall to recipients selected by the Neighborhood Services division. For 2013 the awards will be given out on Tuesday, October 1, at the Kansas City United Against Crime Event; location and more information to follow.