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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.

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
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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!
To learn more about this year's winners, please visit our YouTube channel or click on their names below.

 

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
 
Additional information about the winners can be found here, here, here and here!