Heroes of the Neighborhood
Over 200 members of our community gathered together to celebrate volunteers at Heroes of the Neighborhood on Friday, May 20 at UNI’s Springdale Green. It was a wonderful opportunity for fellowship in our neighborhood, and a chance to celebrate those who work to make a difference in our neighborhood throughout the year.
Fourteen individuals and two groups were named Heroes at the celebration. They received special recognition on stage from City of Detroit Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López, and all honorees were given a “Spirit of Detroit” pin for their commitment to the community. Dennis Nordmoe, founding Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, was given a special award for his work in our neighborhood throughout the past eighteen years. He was honored with a Resolution from the City of Detroit, also presented by Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López.
We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who supported or attended Heroes of the Neighborhood!
2016 Heroes of the Neighborhood Awardees
Jessica Miller Ramirez
Youth Advisory Board
Jose Badajoz -— Tacos El Caballo
Detroit Fire Dept. Eng .33
Andy Jarbo — Bee Bees Party Store
Korina Kespereck — DTE
Meghan McCarthy — MGM Grand Detroit Casino
Tonya Phillips— SW Detroit Community Justice Center