The third annual Vibrant City Awards Lunch is quickly approaching. Cleveland Neighborhood Progress will proudly host 600 guests and we will once again celebrate the top efforts in neighborhood revitalization. But something will be very different this year – we’ll be outside! This celebration of Cleveland’s neighborhoods and the city’s robust community development system will take place at Edgewater Park and will certainly be something to remember.
The picturesque lakefront setting will be the backdrop as we present the Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award, as well as eight other awards honoring CDCs, corporate partners, and dedicated individuals that make our city stronger. Please join us for lunch, applaud the wonderful efforts taking place in Cleveland’s neighborhoods, and commemorate the release of a new Cleveland book that we have been working on. All guests will receive a copy!
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May 2, 2016 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cleveland Masonic Auditorium
3615 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio
On May 2, 2016, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress hosted the second Vibrant City Awards Lunch. Held at The Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, a one-of-a-kind gem in the Midtown neighborhood, located on the RTA HealthLine. Community development professionals, city and county elected officials, corporate leaders, real estate experts, and hundreds of city stakeholders gathered to celebrate Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods and honor leading revitalization efforts.
2016 Award Winners
CDC Community Collaboration Award:
Stockyards, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office – La Placita
CDC Neighborhood Placemaking Award:
University Circle Inc. – Wade Oval improvements
CDC Economic Opportunity Award:
Famicos Foundation – EITC program management
CDC Neighborhood Branding & Marketing Award:
St. Clair Superior Development Corp. & Campus District, Inc. – Night Market Cleveland
Corporate Partner Award:
Urban Developer Award:
Case Development – Mike DeCesare
Civic Champion Award:
Joseph Black – Central
* For more information about the efforts of each award finalist, please click here to read our web post.
2015 Award Winners
On April 28, 2015, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress hosted the first Vibrant City Awards Lunch. Held at The Victory Center, on Euclid Avenue in the Health Tech Corridor, this event immediately generated excitement among the 500+ attendees and throughout Cleveland. Community development professionals, city and county elected officials, corporate leaders, real estate experts, and hundreds of city stakeholders gathered to celebrate Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods and honor leading revitalization efforts.
Morton L. Mandel Leadership in Community Development Award
Daryl P. Rush
CDC Catalytic Project/Program Award
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp. – Intergenerational housing
Urban Realtor Award
Keith Brown & Dave Sharkey – Progressive Urban Real Estate
Urban Developer Award
Keith Sutton & Dave Territo, Sutton Builders
CDC Neighborhood Branding & Marketing Award
Downtown Cleveland Alliance – “You and Downtown” Video
CDC Community Collaboration Award
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization – Gordon Square Arts District
Corporate Partner Award
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For information, please contact Jeff Kipp, Director of Neighborhood Marketing at 216. 453.1453 or firstname.lastname@example.org