Call for Neighborhood Hero Nominees!

Most of you will remember last year, when Larry Sharp of East Hillside and Claudie Washington of Central Hillside were recognized as the first Heroes in our neighborhoods. Over 300 people were present as these community leaders were honored by their friends, neighbors, family, City Councilors, and Mayor Ness. Claudie and Larry have continued to be Heroes and leaders in the community, and we are lucky to have them.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Neighborhood Heroes in Central Hillside and East Hillside, as well as Lincoln Park, Morgan Park, and West Duluth. These Heroes will be publicly recognized at the annual “Connecting the Dots” event on Saturday, September 26 at Marshall School, from 9:00 am to Noon.

All nominations are needed by Friday, July 3, and will be voted on at the July 7 combined Hillside meeting (6:00 pm at Grant Rec – 901 E 11th St). At this meeting, we will also hear from representatives of the design team working on the new Grant Elementary School. They are very interested in our ideas and feedback for how the new school can be designed to better serve our students and community.

Details for the Neighborhood Hero nominations are below, and the questionnaire is attached: click here for nomination form (PDF).
Please contact Brendan at 727-8604 ext 19 or if you have questions. Please feel free to forward as you see fit.


Neighborhood Heroes are leaders, teams, and families who not only use their individual skills and knowledge to do good work, but also engage the resources and strength of the entire community to make a real, positive change.

Neighborhood Heroes get their neighbors feeling proud of their community; get kids excited about the future; get businesses open and services delivered.  Neighborhood Heroes Get It Done!

Part 1 – Nomination Information needed:
Nominee name
Mailing address
Home phone/Work phone/ Email
Check list for community in which nominee resides and represents
Permission for publication of statement and photograph

Part 2 – Your information as the Nominator needed:
Your  name
Mailing address
Home phone/Work phone/ Email
Relationship to nominee

Neighborhood Heroes will be selected by the Community Club leaders in each of the five At Home in Duluth – Creating Neighborhoods that Work neighborhoods – Morgan Park, West Duluth, Lincoln Park, Central Hillside and East Hillside. Nominations are needed by the Community Club President in each by July 3, 2009, and one hero from each neighborhood will be recognized during the third At Home Connecting the Dots Showcase and Assembly on Saturday, September 26, 2009 (9 am – noon). A rehearsal will take place Friday, September 25 beginning at 5 pm.

Thanks so much for your time and for all you do for our neighborhoods,

Brendan Hanschen, Neighborhood Project Coordinator
Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth
224 East Fourth Street, Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 727-8604 ext. 19

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