The Maryland ABCD Network is again seeking nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence. The Network is a coalition of government and nonprofit agencies that works with the business community to revitalize neighborhoods and create healthy and sustainable communities. The Network takes a “holistic” approach to neighborhood revitalization, including the infrastructure, housing, economic, social, and health needs of a particular community. From the Network’s email announcement:
Each year the Maryland ABCD Network honors organizations engaging in extraordinary community development and asset building work. The deadline is Oct 9th at close of business. Awardees will be announced during our Annual Meeting on November 7th.
Please take time to nominate your organization or another organization (or as many as you would like!) who exhibits excellence in the following categories:
Innovation: The nominated entity has implemented a practice that reflects a new way of thinking about the problem to be solved. We are looking for non-conventional approaches that are innovative within the context of entity size and geographic area. The work should have begun within the last five years.
Collaboration: The nominated entity has engaged in a collaboration that creatively connects groups within the community development and asset building fields. We will highlight distinctive, creative collaborations where the entity, working with one or more partners, has created new connections among organizations that were not previously connected. The collaborative effort should have taken place within the last five years.
Advocacy: The nominated entity has played a significant role in making community revitalization, asset building more possible at the local or statewide level.
We also have a Legacy category to honor someone who has continually exhibited excellence in his or her field.
We look forward to seeing the nominations!
The nomination process will end October 9, 2013 at close of business.
Click here to submit nominations.