At Tuesday’s Commission meeting, Leon County Government and the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) recognized our community’s outstanding neighborhoods and neighbors with the 40th Annual Neighborhood Awards. For 40 years, Leon County and CONA have been recognizing neighborhoods and neighbors that have gone above and beyond to make our community a better place to live, work and play – even when faced with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our joint awards program has celebrated neighbors helping neighbors for the last 40 years,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor. “Through creativity and hard work, our passionate neighborhood leaders help strengthen our community and make Leon County a great place to live.”
The 2021 winners are as follows:
- Small Neighborhood of the Year (200 homes or fewer) – Callen Neighborhood Association
- Large Neighborhood of the Year (more than 200 homes) – Lafayette Oaks Homes Association
- Unincorporated Neighborhood of the Year (outside the city limits) – Walden Place Homeowners Association
- Neighbor of the Year – Talethia O. Edwards, Greater Bond Neighborhood Association
“This year’s winners demonstrated a commitment to building community in their neighborhoods and keeping neighbors connected, all during a global pandemic,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “Our County is fortunate to have so many strong and resilient neighborhoods and we are proud to recognize these leaders.”
The 40th Annual Neighborhood Awards winners received a sign for display at their neighborhood entrances. The Neighbor of the Year Award winner received a personalized plaque that highlights the individual’s leadership and service to their neighborhood.
“From beautification efforts to helping neighbors in need, our neighborhoods are the foundation of our community,” said Christic Henry of CONA. “We are proud of our continued partnership with Leon County as we work together to provide resources and support for our neighborhoods.”
For more information, please contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.
About the Council of Neighborhood Associations
Since 1981, the Council of Neighborhood Associations of Tallahassee and Leon County has served as an organized coalition of neighborhood, property owners, condominium, homeowners and community associations throughout the Capital City and Leon County. CONA is committed to maintaining its stature as a leading community organization that serves to strengthen, protect, honor and unite neighborhoods in order to meet the current and future needs of the Tallahassee-Leon County community. The vital role CONA plays in strengthening and advocating for neighborhoods through its many initiatives and activities contributes to neighborhoods that support the quality of life and embrace mutual respect and appreciation among all people.