The 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day Recap

Madrona SchoolOn February 7, 2015, the 20th Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day took place and was a true success. The honored guest was former Seattle Mayor, Norm Rice. Norm Rice attended the 1st annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day back in 1995 and was joined by many other founding participants. What a phenomenal representation of our devoted our community members.

In honor of the Madrona activist, Nora Wood, the 2015 Nora Award went to Madrona resident Barbara Parker. The Local Hero Award, an award given for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity, went to Holly Boone. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award, went to Risa Blythe. This award is named after youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who devoted much of his life to the youth of the Madrona community. The Madrona Resident for Life Award went to Jon Hughes. John Platt and Paul Butler, received the Madrona Good Neighbor Award.

Shedding light on the amazing children of the Madrona community, the Madrona K-8 Student awards celebrates student achievements.

Receiving recognition in the K-2 category: Miles Edward

Receiving recognition in grades 3-5: Keymani Washington

Receiving recognition in middle school grades 6-8: Chardonnay Beaver

Madrona K-8 Doris Baptist Hickman Staff Award went to Rachel Madding who has made a significant impact on the school.

Going above and beyond to link the community and the school, The Kaaren Andrews and Mary Bass Award went to Stacey Kryman.

Making an extraordinary effort for the education and growth of Madrona’s K-8 students, the Go Partners Award, went to Megan Wittenberg.

It’s never too late to starting thinking about nominations for your Madrona neighbors for next year’s awards. Usually Neighborhood Appreciation Day takes place the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.

Make Your Nominations For Neighborhood Appreciation Day Awards

MCCThis will be the 20th year running for Madrona’s Neighborhood Appreciation Day Awards, and the Madrona Community Council would like to remind you to send in your nominations for who you think makes a big impact in our community. Here are the five award categories, as published in the Madrona News:

  • The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  • The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness, or generosity.
  • The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community. Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love, who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  • The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.
  • The Madrona Good Neighbor Award: This award goes to an organization whose activities particularly benefit Madrona.

You have until January 3 to get your nominations in, and Neighborhood Appreciation Day will take place on February 7, 2015. To submit a nomination, e-mail madronanews@gmail.com with the name of your nominees and a few sentences about why you think they embody the spirit of each award.