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City of Clearwater Awards Local Homeowners

Written by  Joshua T. Gillion
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Mayor Hibbard presents the Neighborhood of the Year Award at the City Council meeting. - Photo by David ZiffClearwater, FL -- At the Clearwater City Council meeting on Thursday, May 21st, the City of Clearwater Neighborhood Services Division presented their annual Neighborhood of the Year and Home of the Year awards for 2008/2009.

The awards are presented as part of the city’s Neighborhood and Home Recognition Program. This program was established in 2001 to celebrate “the uniqueness of Clearwater’s many neighborhoods and its residents,” according to their website, and giving the City of Clearwater an opportunity “to recognize those neighborhoods and residents that make a commitment each day to improving the quality of life for all residents in Clearwater.”

The Edgewater Drive Neighbors Homeowners Association took this year’s Neighborhood of the Year Award and given in acknowledgement of  “a neighborhood whose work and activities have resulted in less neighborhood crime and fewer code violations, and/or increased neighborhood involvement and empowerment,” according to a City  of Clearwater press release.

The Home of the Year Award, recognizing “a homeowner who has made significant improvemPeter and Donna Leach accepting the Home of the Year Award - Photo by David Ziffents to his or her property and enhanced the neighborhood’s appearance,” was presented to Peter and Dona Leach of 1715 Sunset Drive.
These awards recognize hard work, pride in ownership as well as commitment to improving the quality of life in Clearwater.  The city also presents Neighborhood of the Quarter and Homeowner of the Quarter awards as part the program.

For additional information about the program or to download a nomination form, visit

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