The Forest Hills Connection has been chosen by The Committee of 100 on the Federal City to receive a Vision Award!
Committee member and Forest Hills neighbor Dorn McGrath writes: The Connection was one of the five selected for the honor, out of eleven nominees.
The Committee of 100 honors annually “projects and programs that have been developed to benefit the District of Columbia as a whole [and] to serve as an exemplary neighborhood achievement to be copied and duplicated in other areas of the District of Columbia performed by a public, private, or non-profit organization.”
The Committee was impressed that the neighborhood has long needed a forum to help residents understand the city, and one another, better. So a group of Forest Hills residents decided to create one. The Forest Hills Connection became a virtual Town Square, with the backing of ANC 3F and other neighborhood organizations. We are pleased!
The Committee of 100 was founded in 1923 by Frederic Delano, then the uncle of the President of the United States, and has granted these awards since 2007.
A portion of the letter we received follows:
Ms. Marlene Berlin, Editor-in-Chief
The Forest Hills Connection
Congratulations! On behalf of The Committee of 100 on the Federal City I am pleased to announce that the project for which you were nominated, THE FOREST HILLS CONNECTION, has been selected to receive a 2013 Vision Award.
The Vision Awards Selection Committee reviewed many noteworthy nominations and decided that your project was among the most innovative, replicable and complementary of The Committee of 100’s mission. We are delighted to recognize you and your exemplary work in establishing a model neighborhood communications network.
For over a decade, The Committee of 100, the District’s oldest planning and preservation organization, has honored District projects, plans, individuals and organizations that have demonstrated commitment to the principles of our planned city and its rich heritage and have fostered new opportunities that enhance the unique qualities of the District.
I look forward to congratulating you in person.
Nancy MacWood, Chair
The Committee of 100’s 2013 Vision Awards will be held Wednesday, June 5th at 6 p.m., at the DC Scottish Rite Temple located at 1733 16th St., NW.
To see the other 2013 Vision Award winners or purchase tickets to the awards ceremony, visit www.committeeof100.net.