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Derby’s neighborhoods deserve to be celebrated! The City is proud to announce a new annual Neighborhood of the Year and Neighbor of the Year award program to highlight and recognize work being done by neighborhood leaders and residents.
A neighborhood may be nominated based on its projects or activities that create physical or social improvements to the neighborhood, build or enhance neighborhood cohesion, or improve the ability of a neighborhood organization to better serve its community.
The City is also accepting nominations for Neighbor of the Year. Most of us know someone who goes the “extra mile” to make their neighborhood a better place - maybe a neighbor who always shows up to help with neighborhood activities, a person who has devoted time and talent in service to their neighbors, neighborhood and community, or someone who makes sure everyone feels included.
“One of my favorite things about Derby is recognizing the community’s star performers,” said Randy White, Mayor. “I look forward to honoring neighbors who support each other and neighborhoods that put a priority on community improvement.”
Any resident-led neighborhood or resident of Derby can be nominated for these awards. A panel of judges will determine the winners. Each honoree will receive an award certificate, have their name added to a plaque in City Hall, and have the Mayor and/or City Council member(s) attend an event held by their neighborhood.
Any projects or activities carried out in 2020 or before Aug. 31, 2021 can be nominated. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 15, 2021.
Check out details and nomination forms at DerbyKS.com/neighbor. Contact Judy Morris, HOA Liaison, with questions: JudyMorris@Derbyweb.com or 788-1519, ext 1281.