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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.

The Detroit Community Development Awards are hosted by Detroit LISC, Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), and Michigan Community Resources.

2017 Detroit Community Development Award Winners

Meet and congratulate this year's award winners! These outstanding individuals and organizations have been recognized for their hard work to improve the City of Detroit. We couldn't be more proud of them!

Category: C. David Campbell Award
Winner: John Van Camp, President and CEO of Southwest Solutions
Category: Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative
Winner: Detroit Impact/Brothers on Patrol
Category: Champion for Financial Empowerment
Winner: LifeLine Business Consulting Services
Category: Community Development Organization of the Year
Winner: Jefferson East, Inc.
Category: Community Strategy of the Year
Winner: Osborn Business Cohort Program
Category: Distinction in Placemaking
Winner: In Memory of Community Garden
Category: Distinguished Pro Bono Service Provider
Winner: Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
Category: Excellence in Real Estate Development Award
Winner: Cass Plaza
Category: Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership Award
Winner: John J. George
Category: Youth Spirit of Community Award
Winner: Carla Underwood and Dehvin Banks