Who's Who in America's Neighborhoods Award
The Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods award was created to recognize those individuals whose work mirrors the mission of Neighborhoods, USA: to build and strengthen neighborhoods associations; to encourage neighborhood involvement in the decision-making process in local governments; and to promote productive communications and collaborations between neighborhood associations, local governments and the public/private sector.
Each Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods (WWAN) nominee are evaluated by the Neighborhoods, USA Board using the following criteria: the neighborhood involvement of nominee, information on how the nominee has proven to be a leader in the community and specific reasons why the nominee has earned the Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods recognition.
There are two categories for this award:
- Governmental nominee – includes elected officials, local or state government staff and paid neighborhood advocates or community leaders for work within their local community.
- Grassroots/Neighbor nominee – Includes non-paid neighborhood advocates and/or community leaders for work within their local community.