Good Neighbor of the Year Award

Good Neighbor of the YearA special part of each year's Good Neighbor Day is the presentation of the "Good Neighbor of the Year" Award. Although this year's Good Neighbor Day has been canceled due to COVID-19, the Human Relations Council is soliciting youth (ages 10-18) and adult (ages 19 and older) nominations for the 11th Annual Good Neighbor of the Year Award. The award recognizes Wake Forest residents who work to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods without seeking recognition for their efforts.

The HRC solicits nominees in three divisions: adult, middle school youth and high school youth.

The Good Neighbor Award was created to recognize the efforts of Wake Forest residents who make exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is also designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service.

In order to qualify for this year's award, a nominee must be a Wake Forest resident who made a significant contribution to the community between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020. Employees of the Town of Wake Forest are not eligible. All nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2020.

Mayor Vivian Jones will honor the recipients during a special plaque presentation.

The "Good Neighbor of the Year" Award is Wake Forest's way of recognizing residents who are committed to preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community. Your assistance in recognizing these residents is greatly appreciated.

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Good Neighbor of the Year Winners - Adult

2018 Joy Shillingsburg

2017 John Andrew Barrett

2016 Hank Pierwola

2015 Connie & Herman Cole

2015 Norma Bennekin

2014 Becky Rogers, Hilda Warren

2012  Art Schwartz

2011 Albert Barneto, Eugene Adams

2010 John Panichello


Good Neighbor of the Year Winners - Youth 

2017 Trent Taylor

2016 Brianna Hernandez

2014 Katie Newhouse

2013 Scottlin Davis

2012 Kyndall DySard

2011 Holden McLemore

Good Neighbor of the Year Award
Senior Human Resources Consultant