2016 Summit Awards
The 2016 Summit Awards Luncheon provides an opportunity to celebrate with hundreds of your Metro Louisville neighbors the great work happening at the neighborhood level across the region. Not all Summit Awards are given annually. 2016 Summit Awards include:
Grady Clay Achievment Award
Given to a citizen whose public life and work emphasize local and regional planning and design; and who has operated at a national level while maintaining nourishing roots within their home community.
Past Grady Clay Awards recipients have included Grady Clay, Mayor Jerry Abramson, Patricia & James Rouse, Jack Trawick, Bill Dakan, Meme Sweets Runyon and Susan Rademacher.
Neighborhood Leadership Award
Given to a neighborhood leader who, through personal sacrifice, has made significant contributions to promote the betterment of his/her neighborhood and support tangible progress in his/her neighborhood's quality of life.
Past recipients of the Neighborhood Leadership Award have included Carolyn Mack-Luton (Louisville Block Watch), Mark Buchter (Portland), Earl Buehner (Smoketown/Shelby Park), Roy Ricketts (Louisville East), Rose and Fred Nett (Old Louisville), Alan Scherer (Deer Park), Diana Newton (Southwest Community N.A.), Theresa Stanley (Brownsboro Road), Mahdi Muhammad and Robert Bell (Russell), Michael O'Leary (Clifton) and Ellen O'Leary (Oakdale).
Neighborhood Association of the Year Award
Given to a neighborhood association or homeowner association that has used innovation and visionary thinking to positively impact the future of its community and its organization.
Collaborative Community Partner Award
Given to a business or nonprofit partner supporting grassroots efforts in their community.
Local Government/Public Official Award
Given to a Suburban City, Metro Government or State Government individual or body that has shown dedication to grassroots and community involvement in local governance and decision making.