The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the 1 st Quarter Good Neighbor Award is Rochester residents Nancy Hill, Margaret Shepard and Sarah Zowada.
The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult or youth for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rochester residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service.
Nancy Hill, Margaret Shepard and Sarah Zowada were nominated by City Mayor Cathy Daldin “because they set a wonderful example for all of us.” According to the nomination from the Mayor, “Week in and week out, we the members of the city council are here to represent, support and reflect the will
and wishes of the citizens of Rochester. We do this simply because we want
to give back to our community. Well, week after week, there is another group
of people who are here, rain or shine, to support us, stay informed on what is
going on in the city. And, at the same time hand-craft some pretty wonderful
and warm things to wear.”
“I am of course talking about the Rochester Knitting Club – a group of curious,
concerned and engaged citizens who have taken their hobby and turned it
into a fun and creative way to stay in touch with what is happening in our
hometown. They set a wonderful example for all of us. If more people could
stay connect the way they do, it would make our jobs on the council so much
And, even though they have in the past shared some of their wonderful wares
with all of us here on the council, I assure you they are lobbying for nothing
more than to be enlightened citizens.”
The Rochester City Beautiful Commission was proud to present these well
deserving individuals with the award at the March 27 th City Council meeting.
If you know someone who goes the extra mile to keep our city beautiful or
helps a neighbor in need and feel this person deserves to be recognized for
their contribution in the city, then fill out a nomination form and turn it in, it is
that easy! Our city is beautiful because of the many good neighbors who
continually go above and beyond! It is time to recognize those who make
every day in Rochester a more beautiful day.
Those selected will be recognized quarterly at a City Council meeting. If you
would like more information please contact Mark Panter, City Beautiful
Commission Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-651-0515 or visit
www.rochestermi.org/cbc for a Good Neighbor Award nomination form.