CDN Seeking Community Development Award of Excellence Nominees Through October 9

The Community Development Network of Maryland (CDN) is still seeking nominations for its Community Development Award of Excellence through the close of business on October 9.  From CDN’s email notice:

Each year CDN honors organizations around the state engaging in extraordinary community development work. Our Awards of Excellence highlight organizations that make great social and economic impact in their work every day. Please take time to nominate your organization or another organization (or as many as you would like!) for an Award of Excellence. Selections will be announced during our Annual Meeting on November 7!  …

Awards are given to organizations showing 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. (Last year’s award was given to Patriot’s House, developed by Anne Arundel Community Development Services, Inc.)

Collaboration: The nominated entity has engaged in a collaboration that creatively connects groups within the community development field. 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. (Last year’s award was given to Prince George’s County Collaboration of Municipalities)

Lorraine Sheehan Memorial Advocacy Award: The nominated entity has played a significant role in making community revitalization possible at the local or statewide level. (Last year’s award was given to Delegate Stephen Lafferty (D-42)).

Legacy: The nominated entity or person/people has continually exhibited excellence in his or her field. (Last year’s award was given to Edward Mullaney, Cumberland Main Street).

Click here to submit nominations.

CDN was formerly known as the Maryland ABCD Network.  Its mission is to engage and strengthen Maryland’s community development industry and encourage comprehensive community development.