News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
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 email@example.com or fax 816-513-3201 or the 311 Action Center at firstname.lastname@example.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
Pendleton Heights: Kristin Johnson,
Christy Maddox and
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.