2018 Neighborhood Champion Award Recipient
SHIRLEY BRADLEY – DISTRICT 5 – CLEAR LAKE BUNCHE MANOR/HOLLANDO NEIGHBORHOOD
Shirley Bradley has been a fearless champion for the Clear Lake neighborhood for more than eighteen years. Throughout those years, she has served as the president of the Bunche Manor/Hollando Neighborhood Association and has led the charge on numerous projects that have benefited her neighbors and neighborhood.
Working in partnership with the city, Mrs. Bradley secured several Mayor’s Matching Grants. The grants have been used to assist with installation of entryway features, neighborhood beautification and to sponsor college tours for Jones High School students who live in the neighborhood.
Maintaining a safe neighborhood has always been a top priority. She worked tirelessly with the City to install speed humps to reduce speeding and improve pedestrian safety in her neighborhood. Mrs. Bradley organized Neighborhood Watch and since the late 1980’s, has helped to host a National Night Out party every year. She is also a proud graduate of the Citizen Police Academy.
Keeping her neighborhood green, clean and accessible is also part of Mrs. Bradley’s legacy. She has engaged the city’s Green Up Orlando program to have trees planted throughout her neighborhood and has hosted several Keep Orlando Beautiful cleanups. She also championed for upgrades to Barker Park ensuring a safe, fun gathering space for her neighbors.
In addition to her association leadership role, Mrs. Bradley serves as a board member of the West Lakes Partnership. She has been instrumental in the work of the West Lakes Partnership and LIFT Orlando to revitalize the Rock Lake, Lorna Doone, Lake Sunset and Clear Lake neighborhoods.
For almost 2 decades, Mrs. Bradley has volunteered to keep Clear Lake a great neighborhood. Her love for her neighbors and passion for her city is why she is Mayor Dyer’s 2018 Neighborhood Champion Award recipient. Congratulations Mrs. Bradley. Orlando is better because of you!
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