Oakland County Commissioner Helaine Zack will honor the Citizens for a Fair Ferndale for its Good Neighbor Project which has promoted cultural diversity and respect for all persons in the community through many outreach efforts.
The Good Neighbor project has also promoted community harmony and understanding.
The proclamation will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac.
The Good Neighbor Project reflects Citizens for a Fair Ferndale’s belief that “good neighbors equal a strong community,” and the Good Neighbor Awards program recognizes the ongoing efforts of those who live, work or attend school in Ferndale who value the fair and equal treatment of others and are engaged in making this happen on a daily basis.
The Good Neighbor Awards program identifies and honors individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors,” who are committed to building, preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community.
Examples of previous honorees include diverse individuals, organizations and businesses which have coordinated and planned picnics, festivals, and events in the community; promoted volunteerism; created inclusive, welcoming environments in their businesses; collaborated on art projects that celebrate diversity; tutored foreign-born Americans; sheltered the homeless; creatively overcame personal challenges while striving to help others; established book club networks; spoken out against injustice in our community.For a full list of previous Good Neighbor Award winners, click here.