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Neighborhoods USA Conference "Neighborhood of the Year" Award Winners!

Congratulations to the LaCrosse Homeowners Association who received the 2nd Place "Neighborhood of the Year" Award for the their physical revitalization community garden and bee hive project. LaCrosse Homeowners Association were among three neighborhood finalists at the 2017 Neighborhoods USA Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. 

The "Neighborhood of the Year" Award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood organizations. Judging for the Neighborhood of the Year Award is based on the extent of innovation, grassroots participation, and capacity building exhibited by the nominated organization. The "Neighborhood of the Year" Award has been presented since 1984 as a collective "thank you" for the hard work of nominated neighborhoods, and are the only national awards given on an ongoing basis to neighborhood organizations for their self-help initiatives. 

The Kennydale Neighborhood Association also received the 3rd Place "Best Neighborhood Newsletter" award for their printed Neighborhood Newsletter. These awards showcase that Renton Neighborhoods are some of the best in the United States! Thank you to both Kennydale and the LaCrosse neighborhoods for their amazing work in building stronger neighborhood communities! 

If you or your neighborhood are interested in attending the 2018 Neighborhoods USA Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, please let me know. The conference includes access to over 50 neighborhood workshops, several keynote speakers, neighborhood tours, and much more! The NUSA Conference is a great resource for discovering ways in which you can enhance your neighborhood community!

Program Overview

The City of Renton's vision is to create a vibrant place to live, work and play.  Renton offers a wide range of neighborhoods from historic homes to well-established areas to brand new developments, all with easy access to shopping, parks and schools.    Renton's diverse neighborhoods remain the foundation of our city and we continue to witness positive improvements in many of our unique neighborhoods.  The City supports the vitality and positive appearance of neighborhoods through community involvement which is one of the primary reasons Renton residents enjoy such a high quality of life.

The Neighborhood Program is a means for the City to successfully maintain good lines of communication with its citizens.  Neighborhood grants allow neighborhoods to apply for matching funds to implement projects that will improve the viability and livability of their neighborhoods.  Neighborhood picnics help foster community ties by bringing neighbors together for food, fun and creates an opportunity to discuss neighborhood ideas, issues and concerns.

The Neighborhood Program has an exciting full color brochure that is available as a PDF.

Renton Recognized as a Tree City USA Community

The Arbor Day Foundation named Renton a Tree City USA community for 2008 to honor the city's commitment to community forestry.  Communities that receive the Tree City USA recognition have met the following four standards:  having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.  For more information, see the Arbor Day Foundation press release.