Neighborhoods USA honored the best of neighborhood organizations, newsletters and programs from across the nation at the annual NUSA conference held May 25-28 in Anchorage, Alaska. For the first time, the good work of Eugene’s neighborhood associations has received national recognition at this annual event. The “Heritage Crescent Neighborhood Livability Project,” a joint effort of Jefferson Westside Neighbors, South University Neighborhood Association and West University Neighbors, was a finalist in the Multi-Neighborhood Partnership category of the Neighborhood of the Year award. These neighborhoods were honored for their work to help ensure infill and redevelopment would be compatible with each neighborhood’s character and would contribute positively to the surrounding neighborhood’s livability. View the submitted application here.
Friendly Area Neighbors competed against 27 other neighborhood print publications and received a bronze level award for their newsletter. Newsletters were evaluated based on criteria that included layout, consistency, content, relevance and overall appearance.
Founded in 1975, NUSA is the largest non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to sharing information and experiences to build stronger communities. NUSA encourages networking and information sharing as a way to facilitate the development of partnerships among neighborhood organizations, government and the private sector. Eugene has been selected to host the 2014 NUSA conference.