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Group Calls for “Good Neighbor” Nominees
Erie, Pennsylvania: The Neighborhood Resource Organization (NRO) unveiled a new effort to shine the spotlight on the good deeds and contributions of residents, employees, students, service workers and businesses of Erie County and believes good neighbors equal a strong community.
The Good Neighbor Award program identifies and honors individuals, organizations, neighborhoods and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of good neighbors, who are committed to building, preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community. “Everyone has the potential to be a Good Neighbor, “ said Dave Deter, NRO Executive Director, “and the best way to have good neighbors is to be one.”
Nominations open today and the deadline for submission is Friday October 30th. Nomination guidelines are available here. Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
• Neighborhood Watch or Association
• Most Improved Neighborhood Appearance
• Youth (18 & Under)
• Community Ally
• Public Safety
• Corporate Partner
Good Neighbor Award winners will be announced in November this year.
About the NRO: The Neighborhood Resource Organization (NRO) is committed to providing resources, support and technical assistance to individual neighborhood groups (i.e. Watch Groups/Neighborhood Associations), to help them carry out strategies as laid out in the Erie County Community Action Plan (CAP), created by the Unified Erie Violence Reduction Initiative, to address the root causes of problem behaviors in their communities. The NRO is a service agency that offers regular trainings, researches and communicates best practices information, educates on services available, connects groups with key community partners as well as other neighborhood groups, provides notification of funding opportunities, assists with funding applications, and serves as a fiscal agent for grant funds to individual Neighborhood groups. These services are available to any Neighborhood Group in Erie County free of charge and their offices are located in the old St. John the Baptist School, 509 East 26th Street.