Pasadena’s Garfield Heights Neighborhood Association was named neighborhood of the year at the 48th annual Neighborhoods USA Conference held in El Paso.
The association also took home first place for social revitalization and beautification.
Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) is a national, non-profit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations.
The NUSA was created in 1975 to share information and experiences used to build stronger communities.
“With great enthusiasm, I am here to announce that our very own, Garfield Heights Neighborhood Association, District 3 neighbors, has been recognized as Neighborhood of the Year by Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA), a national organization dedicated to providing opportunities for diverse people and organizations to share their ideas, values and experiences, to build stronger communities,” said District 3 Councilmember Justin Jones.
Garfield Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena; its boundaries are Marengo Avenue, Mountain Street, Los Robles Avenue, and Washington Boulevard.
All residents living within the borders are automatically welcomed as a GHNA member.
“Residents here are proud of their historic neighborhood, but most of all, the neighborliness, and hospitality among the people — having experienced it myself,” Jone said.
“This grand-prize award highlights GHNA’s accomplishments and commitment to improving the quality of life of their neighborhood and larger Pasadena community. Many of them I am sure are familiar faces to you, as they serve in city commissions, workgroups – they are active in this community. It is an honor to recognize and congratulate our neighbors, some of which are here this evening.
“I also want to thank City Staff for making it possible to send Pasadenans to El Paso Texas. This was a true partnership and reflection of our values.”
For more, visit www.garfieldheights.org .