Monthly Archives: February 2014

Citizens for a Fair Ferndale Call for Good Neighbor Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2014                                                                    
Contact:  Kat Bruner James, Chair

FERNDALE: Citizens for a Fair Ferndale (CFF) is seeking nominations for its Good Neighbor = Strong Community Awards. The public is invited to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors,” and who are committed to building, preserving and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and community.

Nominations will be accepted through March 14, 2014. About 10 honorees will be selected and celebrated at a special event in May. Past winners have represented a diverse group of individuals ranging from well-recognized community leaders to quiet, unsung heroes who all make a difference daily through caring for others, speaking out against injustices or making people feel included in the community.

“Good Neighbors are what make Ferndale such a special place to live and do business,” said Kathryn Bruner James, CFF chair. “The Good Neighbors = Strong Community Awards are an opportunity to honor those who generously give so much to others through care, support and advocacy.” Previous honorees have include a selection of diverse individuals, organizations and businesses celebrated for good works in the community. They include community leaders and local businesses as well as those “unsung heroes” deserving of recognition.

Nomination forms can be found at Submissions can be made online or mailed to Citizens for a Fair Ferndale, 263 Vester, Ferndale, MI 48220.

Citizens for a Fair Ferndale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, established in 2003. CFF is dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all residents and visitors regardless of sexual orientation, race, color, religion, gender, age, height, weight, familial status, national origin, physical or mental disability.  The group hosts forums and community workshops, encourages dialog to dissolve barriers and recognizes local residents who support its mission.

CFF meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at the Ferndale Public Library. For meeting information please contact Kat Bruner James at 248-515-7803. Everyone is welcome!