The City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards each year to individuals and groups who make a difference to the greater community. Please nominate an individual, business, organization, neighborhood or business association that has created a project, service or event that has helped Portland shine!
Spirit of Portland awards ceremony date
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
740 SE 106th Ave.
Trimet: #15 and #20 busses
How do I nominate someone?
- Step One: Complete the nomination form for the organization or individual you want to nominate. WORD version of nomination form: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/401783. PDF version of nomination form: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/409720
- Step Two: Attach a separate sheet telling us how your nominee exemplifies each of the six criteria below. Either number and describe each criterion or tell us a story incorporating all six.
- Step Three: Submit these two pages to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement by 4 PM, Friday, Sept. 20.
Award recipients will be chosen based on meeting all six of the following criteria
- Assisting in the implementation of outstanding projects
- Enriching and revitalizing our community and neighborhoods
- Providing the community with a special service
- Demonstrating responsiveness, creativity and civic values
- Raising cross-cultural awareness
- Acting as good steward of the environment
You don’t need to specify the category. The selection committee will pick the category that best fits your nominee and their activities including:
- Neighborhood Association
- Business Association
- Emerging Community Leader
- Independent Spirit
- Community Stewardship
- Environmental Stewardship
- Community Harmony
- Outstanding Partnership
- Outstanding Organization (nonprofit and/or business)
- Attach a one-page written narrative along with the nomination form. The Selection Committee will not review additional pages.
- Please address all six criteria listed above in your written narrative.
- Use a 12-point font or greater.
- Award winners in the past are less likely to win, unless involved in a new project. Check here for past winners between 1985-2012.
Deadline for submitting nominations is 4 pm, Friday, September 20, 2013
Send completed nomination forms to
USPS: Office of Neighborhood Involvement, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, Oregon 97204
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We will soon be posting the nomination form in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Somali, and Vietnamese at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/29024
Paul Leistner: 503-823-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Owen: 503-823-3921 or email@example.com