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Detroit Community Development Awards

First established in 2001, the annual Detroit Community Development Awards honor the hardworking residents, small business owners, real estate developers, organizations and others whose vision and leadership transform their communities into good places to live, work, do business, and raise families. Their work has blossomed into bright signs of economic recovery, the resurgence of safe and healthy neighborhoods, and hope on of the faces of those people who call Detroit home.

C. David Campbell Award Winner, John Van Camp, President and CEO of Southwest Solutions
Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative Award Winners, Detroit Impact's Brothers on Patrol
Champion for Financial Empowerment Award Winner, LifeLine Business Consulting Services
Community Strategy of the Year Award Winners, Osborn Business Cohort Program
Distinction in Placemaking Award Winners, In Memory of Community Garden along with Van Adams of MSDHA
Distinguished Pro Bono Service Provider Award Winners, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone with Jack Bernard of JPMorgan Chase
Excellence in Real Estate Development Award Winner, Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership Award Winner, John J. George
Youth Spirit of Community Award Winner, Carla Underwood
Youth Spirit of Community Award Winner, Dehvin Banks
Community Development Organization of the Year Award Winner, Jefferson East, Inc.
Award Winner John Van Camp along with Detroit LISC Local Advisory Board Members, Executive Director, Tahirih Ziegler and Programs Vice President, Chris Plummer
What's an award ceremony without a selfie?

2018 Detroit Community Development Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Detroit Community Development Awards presented by the Masco Corporation Foundation and co-hosted by Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), Michigan Community Resources (MCR) and Cinnaire.

Winners will be recognized at the annual Detroit Community Development Awards ceremony on November 8, 2018 at the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.  

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Champion for Financial Empowerment – United Community Housing Coalition

Community Development Organization of the Year– Bridging Communities, Inc.

Community Strategy of the Year – Eastern Market 2025

Distinction in Placemaking – Summer in Scripps!

Distinguished Pro Bono Service Provider – Bodman PLC

Excellence in Real Estate Development – Wellington Square

Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership Award – Dr. Shaun Nethercott

Youth Spirit of Community Award – Deatrianna Hawkins / Alexandra Delgado-Feliciano


Become a Sponsor!

If you or your organization would like to sponsor this year's awards ceremony, please follow this link to complete the online sponsorship form. You can also purchase individual tickets here! More information about sponsorship levels can be found here. Please contact Jessica Hinton at to answer any questions you may have.