The Oakhurst Neighborhood Association won 1st place in the Multi-Neighborhood Project Partnerships Category of the National Neighborhood Awards competition sponsored by Neighborhoods USA (NUSA). The award was presented at the National Neighborhoods Conference held at the River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at a luncheon attended by approximately 750 attendees.
Libby Willis, ONA President, and Dwight Mason, Citizens on Patrol Captain, represented ONA. A panel of judges selected 4 finalists to compete in the multi-neighborhood projects partnerships category. Finalists, besides Oakhurst, included the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association of Long Beach California; the Lake Worth Alliance of Fort Worth; and the Island Village Corporation of Detroit, Michigan.
Finalists were invited to make presentations and judging was based on the extent of innovation, grassroots participation and capacity building exhibited by the nominated organization. Oakhurst’s project, the 19th Annual Code Blue Police and Firefighters Dinner held in October 2006, was judged the best multi-neighborhood project partnership for this year. Congratulations, Oakhurst Code Blue, ONA and all Oakhurst residents!