Good Neighbor Award FAQ
Q. Who is eligible for a Good Neighbor Award?
A. Any person, couple, family, business, or group who is connected to our community–through residency, business, the school district, or any other affiliation–and who demonstrates the mission of the La Alma-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) through their actions. Award winners are inclusive and tolerant, and they reach out to others in a variety of ways to bridge the gap between people, cultures, and ideas. Also, keep in mind that we recognize those activities that are either volunteer in nature (as opposed to those that are considered part of a person’s job description) or are instances in which a nominee has gone above andbeyond their duty.
Q. Who is NOT eligible for a Good Neighbor Award?
A. At this time, the LPNA does not give Good Neighbor Awards to those who have received the award before. However, the LPNA reserves the right to reconsider this policy if, for example, someone is nominated on the basis of a new activity or initiative that is completely different than the activities for which they were previously recognized.
Q. Who can nominate candidates for a Good Neighbor Award?
A. You! The LPNA accepts nominations from any source–from students, residents, business owners, city employees, etc.
Q. How many candidates can I nominate?
A. There is no particular limit to the number of candidates that one person can nominate. In order to facilitate efficiency for the selection committee, however, please send us only your top choices. There’s always next year!
Q. If I nominate someone in a prior year and they did not receive an award, can I nominate them again?
A. Absolutely! You may want to look at your previous nomination and see if there are additional details that you could include in order to enhance the application. The committe has a tough job and you want to make sure your written nomination offers a complete picture of the nominee’s activities.
Q. How much detail should I include in my nomination?
A. Start with the full name and contact information for your nominee. Tell us what you know about them that you think makes them a good candidate for the award. Give us some examples or anecdotes that exemplify the qualities that you’d like to highlight regarding your nominee. We receive many nominations and the more specifics you can include the more likely the committee is to understand why you have nominated this nominee.
Q. Do I have an other obligations once I submit my nomination(s)?
A. We may contact you for some follow up information (clarification, etc.), but for the most part, your job is done. If your nominee is selected, we will notify you and invite you to attend the award event.
Q. Who chooses the award winners?
A. Award winners are chosen by a selection committee of up to 5 people, voted in yearly by LPNA members. Participants in the selection committee are not limited to LPNA members or even residents of La Alma-Lincoln Park; they simply chosen by the LPNA members. Ideally, a selection committee of 5 people would contain no more than 2 current LPNA board members.