“The 2016 Neighborhood Awards Applications Are Now Available!” That is the subject line of an email sent out Sept. 15, 2016, by Catherine Huckaby, Community Engagement Manager of the City of Fort Worth.
Included in that award nomination packet was one award that is sponsored, specifically, by the Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations. It is called the Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year Award, named after a co-founder of the League 30 years ago. As its name implies, it is awarded to an individual, not to an association, and it is the League’s most prestigious award. The nomination form for that award is provided herein.
League award deadline: Nomination forms for the Ben Ann Tomayko Neighbor of the Year Award must be postmarked by Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. They may be mailed to the League’s P. O. box or sent by Nov. 30 to the email address, both of which are identified on the form. Nominations for this award are open only to individuals from associations that are League of Neighborhood Association members. The application form is available at FWLNA BAT 2016.
City award deadline: Please note that all of the other awards, that are sponsored by the City of Fort Worth, are due to the City by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Additional information is available at www.FortWorthTexas.gov/engagement.
Last year the City of Fort Worth combined its annual Neighborhood University Workshop day with its annual Neighborhood Awards luncheon day. This year the combined event is called “The Mayor’s Community Engagement Workshops & Neighborhood Awards. It will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Southwestern Seminary (inside The Riley Center.) Registration to attend will be open to all registered associations and alliances beginning on Nov. 10, 2016.
The League of Neighborhoods looks forward to receiving nomination forms for its Ben Ann Tomayko Award for 2016 and looks forward to announcing the winner on Jan. 7. See the attached nomination form for additional information and contact information.
Eva Sandoval Bonilla
Chair, Ben Ann Tomayko Award for 2016
Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations
P.O. Box 3088
Fort Worth, TX 76113-3088