Mayor Dyer values the contributions neighborhood volunteers make to improve the quality of life in our City. In recognition of the many unsung heroes who work hard to keep their neighborhoods a great place to live, Mayor Dyer has created the Neighborhood Champion Award. The award is presented at his annual Neighborhood and Community Summit held in the spring of each year.
2016 Neighborhood Champion Award Recipient
Congratulations to Vencina “Vinnie” Cannady on receiving Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2016 Neighborhood Champion Award. Vinnie has been a resident of the neighborhood for more than 60 years and is the president of the Carter Street Neighborhood Association in the Holden/Parramore neighborhood. Since reorganizing the Carter Street Neighborhood Association in 2015, Vinnie has organized a successful neighborhood association; coordinated a National Night Out party with more than 80 residents and children in attendance; hosted a neighbor meet and greet; developed relationships with the police officers, code enforcement officers and solid waste workers that serve her neighborhood, and; organized clean up events in partnership with Keep Orlando Beautiful, Green Up Orlando and recently the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. Because of Vinnie’s leadership, neighbors have come together to build a stronger and more unified neighborhood.
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