Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is currently accepting nominations for her eighth annual Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms contest. Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms honors strong and dedicated Baltimore City women for their efforts to make their neighborhoods and communities better, safer, and stronger. This year, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will honor 25 Top Neighborhood Moms.
“During the month of May, we recognize mothers for being the strong, nurturing matriarchs of our families,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “My mom, Nina Rawlings, has been—and continues to be—my daily inspiration. That’s why I like to take the time each year to highlight Baltimore City women who inspire their neighbors, always leading by example in their communities.”
A woman does not need to be a parent in order to be nominated—rather, she must demonstrate in her neighborhood the same care and reverence that she would give her own family. For example, previous contest winners have been honored for organizing field trips for children and families; coordinating luncheons, health seminars, and community programs; participating in community association activities; organizing fix-up programs to bolster property values; writing grants to obtain community improvement funds; or participating in neighborhood clean-ups.
Did you know? Winners will be invited to a luncheon with Mayor Rawlings-Blake and will be presented with a mayoral citation recognizing their accomplishments.
FYI: The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 18, 2014. Winners will be notified beginning April 28, 2014. For more information, contact Marva Williams at 410-545-7983 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The nomination form can be found online here.