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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2012

Good Neighbor Awards recognize acts of kindness

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Services Division will hold the sixth annual Good Neighbor Awards ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. in Swope Park as part of the National Night Out Against Crime event. Mayor Sly James and Jackson County COMBAT Director Stacy Daniels-Young will present the awards to the recipients.

"We are a community of great people who are constantly helping one another in meaningful ways. The Good Neighbor Awards are a way for us to take a moment to say 'thank you'. Kansas City is a great place to call home, and it is made even better because of the selfless acts of these Good Neighbors," said Mayor Sly James.

Good Neighbor Awards recognize City residents from a variety of neighborhoods who have provided a substantial service to the community without compensation. “Good neighbors” must also demonstrate an ongoing spirit of compassion and helpfulness to his or her neighbors. The Good Neighbor Awards Program is the City’s way of thanking the residents who are committed to preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community.

Good Neighbor Award recipients are chosen from nominations made by neighborhood associations, community groups and residents to the Neighborhood Services Division and the 311 Action Center. Nominations for good neighbors can be made year round to the Neighborhood Services Division at ncs@kcmo.org or fax 816-513-3201 or the 311 Action Center at actioncenter@kcmo.org or 816-513-1313.

The 2012 Good Neighbor Award winners are:

    Astor Place Neighborhood: Marcia Thomas

    Center City: Pete Hughes

    Boston Heights/Mount Hope: Glen Reagor

    Newcastle : Vinny Vinyardi

    Indian Mound: Rick Jones and Julie Duvall

    Battleflood Heights: Brenda L. Thomas

    Blue Valley: Rev. Arnold Shelby and Dale Fugate

    Nashua: Robert (Bob) Carnicom

    Mount Hope: Dexter Murray

    Westside: Marcella Morales-Gaona

    Somerset Gardens: Jeff Meyers

    Doyle’s: Rianna Deselich

    Marlborough East: Steve Walker

    Colony Park: Paul Prince and Mary Ann Prince

    Verona Hills: Ann O’Hare

    Westwood: Carol Dille

    Beacon Hill: Virginia Dee Evans

    Scarritt: Rebecca Koop

    Longfellow (Metropolitan Lutheran): Leroy Zimmerman and Arlin Buyert

    Ivanhoe: Sharon Bass

    Crossroads: David Johnson

    Cassell Brook: Rick Coleman and

    Cynthia Coleman

    Pendleton Heights: Kristin Johnson,

    Christy Maddox and

    Jessica Ray

    Fairwood: Breman Anderson, Jr.

For more information about National Night Out Against Crime, please visit www.kcnightout.net.

Media inquiries should be directed to Deletta Dean, Neighborhoods and Housing Services, at 816-513-3220.

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