2020 Winners

Friend of the Neighborhoods Award:

Kathy Schwab 


2020 Summit Award Winners:

Everybody Counts Award – 2020’s Summit Theme award goes to an individual, community group, organization, or collaborative whose work has gone above and beyond to include communities, groups, individuals or places who have been overlooked in the past. Projects or programs in this category have to have occurred over the the last 3 years and reflect one of the following categories: volunteerism, civic engagement, creating equitable and inclusive opportunities, community initiatives or collective action.

Winner: Tommy Reuff, Happen Inc


Community Catalyst of the Year -Recognizes a volunteer in a community organization whose energy and ideas led to a project or program that gets community members involved and excited, that produces good outcomes and results in increased neighborhood engagement

Winner: Tyrone Gray, One Westwood


Lifetime Achievement Award – This award goes to an individual whose life and work has benefited all of Cincinnati, by creating inclusiveness, increasing the viability of community activities and organizations, and supporting neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders.


Winner: Father Joe Folzenlogen


Rookie of the Year Award – With this award, we recognize that hard work and dedication to positive change in our neighborhoods isn’t just something undertaken by the old hats and hands. This award is for the under-30 newcomers who are bringing passion, fierce commitment, and new forms of organizing and activism to make our city a better place for all

Winners: Jeremiah Thorton & Mads Gerker

Watch JT’s rap – It’s Lit to Not Get Hit

See Mads Gerker’s article on WCPO


Mini-Grant Winners

Lower Price Hill Urban Farm to Table – Brian Talbert

Camp Washington Urban Farm Roundtable – Sidney Nation

Community Greenhouse Development – Sophie Revis

Girls Rock Cincinnati – Marlo Salem

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