Submit your nominations for the Bob O’Connor Neighborhood Leader Award and the Community Development Award below!
PCRG recognizes an individual from the region who exemplifies the late mayor’s dedication to neighborhood improvement at the Summit each year. A Neighborhood Leader creates a positive impact on his or her community; displays leadership, enthusiasm, and dependability; acts as a role model for others; builds consensus to accomplish goals; and serves on boards and committees. Neighborhood Leaders are frequently, although not always, involved in their communities outside of a paid position; or if they are in a paid community development position, they are recognized because they frequently go above and beyond the call of duty.
PCRG’s Community Development Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods in Greater Pittsburgh. Any program or initiative that creates a positive, lasting impact on the physical, social, or cultural fabric of a community is eligible for an award. Any project that restores, preserves, or redevelops a neighborhood is eligible. Nominated projects can be in any phase of completion. Nominated projects/programs will be evaluated based on their level of innovation or creativity, the amount of community engagement and/or support for the project, the use of (formal or informal) partnerships and collaborations to bring the project/program to fruition, and the success of the project/program to date. Up to four projects may be selected for an award. Eligible nominees include community development corporations, community based organizations, other non-profit organizations, for-profit and non-profit developers, architects, planning firms, churches, or any other organization, agency, or company working to revitalize Pittsburgh’s urban core and the Greater Pittsburgh Region.