Since our inception, PCRG has hosted an annual awards ceremony each year. What started out as a modest luncheon to recognize our financial partners has evolved into a two-day conference. As our organization grows, we continue to honor community leaders, volunteers, and partners with an evening reception and awards ceremony. Join us for the awards ceremony at the 2017 Community Development Summit, where we will honor organizations and individuals who have made an impact on the communities of Pittsburgh’s urban core.
Community Development Awards
PCRG’s Community Development Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods in Greater Pittsburgh. Any project or program that creates a positive, lasting impact on the physical, social, or cultural fabric of a community is eligible for an award. Examples of eligible projects include community plans, neighborhood-based real estate development, greening and community gardens, and effective community organizing strategies. Any project that restores, preserves, or redevelops a neighborhood is eligible. Nominated projects can be in any phase of completion.
Nominations will be evaluated based on their level of innovation or creativity, the amount of community engagement and support, the use of (formal or informal) partnerships and collaborations, and the success of the project/program to date. Up to four projects/programs may be selected for an award. Eligible nominees include community development corporations, community based organizations, non-profit organizations, developers, architects, planning firms, churches, or any other organization, agency, or company working to revitalize Pittsburgh’s urban core.
To nominate a project or program, you must fill out an award nomination form. Applications must be received by April 7, 2017.
Neighborhood Leader Award In Memory Of Bob O’Connor
Each year, PCRG recognizes an individual who exemplifies the late mayor’s dedication to neighborhood improvement. 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. Persons who are paid for community work are ineligible for the award.
To nominate an individual you feel embodies neighborhood leadership, please fill out the nomination form by April 7, 2017.
Award recipients will be notified no later than April 22, 2017.
Previous Award Winners
Read more about our award winners from previous years!