LISC National

Now accepting nominations for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                   


Dawn Hutchison-Weiss

19th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) sponsored by US Bank, recognize outstanding community development efforts. Nominations due October 20, 2017.

MILWAUKEE—The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) recognize individuals, organizations and projects that enrich Milwaukee neighborhoods.  Nominations for 19th annual MANDIs will be accepted through October 20, 2017, at  

Organized by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and sponsored by US Bank, the awards pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. Individuals, organizations and projects in the city of Milwaukee are eligible to apply.

Nominations will be accepted in a variety of categories to recognize individuals, projects and organizations. The new J.P. Morgan Chase Economic Development Award, will recognize outstanding projects that drive economic growth at the neighborhood level.

Additional categories include:

All of the finalists will be eligible for the Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award at the 2018 MANDIs. The Wells Fargo People’s Choice Award is an interactive category that allows the public to vote online for their favorite finalists.

MANDI is hosted by LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiative Support Corporation). Winners are selected by an independent committee, and will be announced at a gala on Thursday, March 15, 2018. MANDI winners receive public recognition and $1,000.

Visit for detailed category descriptions and complete nomination instructions.

Entries must be submitted by October 20th, 2017.