9TH ANNUAL NEN AWARDS | empowersf.org
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The 2017 NEN Awards honored San Francisco community leaders, organizations, and groups who demonstrated their dedication to making neighborhoods safer, cleaner, greener, and healthier places to live, work, and raise a family. Fourteen winners were recognized for their outstanding work. City Administrator Naomi Kelly, General Manager of the SF Public Utilities Commission Harlan L. Kelly Jr., Supervisor Katy Tang, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Derick Brown, and Senator Scott Wiener attended and gave remarks honoring the award recipients.

2017 NEN Awards Winners

Hall of Fame

Espanola Jackson

Exemplary NERT Leadership

Anietie Ekanem

Exemplary ALERT Leadership

Ken Craig

Most Empowering City Employee of the Year

Victoria Weatherford

Most Inspiring Public Works Volunteer

Karla Jones

Neighborhood Youth Leadership

Erick Lopez

Outstanding Neighborhood Watch Group

Newton-Morse-Curtis Neighborhood Watch

Outstanding Park Volunteer Group

Friends of Franklin Square Park

Extraordinary Neighborhood Block Party

Quesada Neighborfest 2016

Best Merchant Association/Community Benefit District

Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District

Best Community Challenge Grant Project

Kenny Alley Stairs Project

Comeback Neighborhood of the Year

The Outer Sunset

NEN Lifetime Achievement

Mary C. Harris

Coverage from the NEN Awards, including photos, videos, the names of award winners, and descriptions of award categories, will be published on empowersf.org. Award winners will receive follow-up emails thanking them for their participation and encouraging them to continue their important work in San Francisco. The NEN Team is planning next year’s 10th Annual NEN Awards. All further follow-up efforts will be communicated via NEN Neighborhood Newsletter.

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Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a cross sector cohort of city-wide resident leaders, community & faith based organizations, city agencies, private sector stakeholders, academic and philanthropic institutions that align their expertise, programs, technical and financial resources to advance the development of tools, resources and methods that empower communities to strengthen their capacity to advance their resilience goals.