Good Neighbor Awards

2018 Good Neighbors Awards! November 13, 2018.*

Citizens for a Fair Ferndale is proud to announce the 2018 winners of its Good Neighbor = Strong Community awards. The annual awards celebrate the ongoing efforts of those who live, work and 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 Neighbors = Strong Community Awards program identifies and honors individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors.”

*Note: Citizens for a Fair Ferndale held a special event on November 13 at 7 p.m. at Ferndale’s Go Comedy to present the 2018 awards.

“As always, the selection committee had a diverse pool of nominations, proving once again that Ferndale if full of Good Neighbors,” said Bridget Deegan-Krause, an organizer of the event. This year we are honoring everyone from a school teacher who helps get food on kids’ tables to a local business that helps clients feel good inside and out.”

2018 honorees include:

  • Grace Bacon
  • Doug Gillespie
  • Lindsay Gonska
  • Carol Jackson
  • Stacey Bellott Jamison
  • Beth O’Connor
  • MaKisha Reed
  • Laura Mikulski, Suzanne Janik & Eric Geiner of the Ferndale Rat Patrol
  • Cheryl Salinas-Tucker & Jeny Bulatovic of Rouge Make Up and Nails

Previous honorees have:

  • Created inclusive, welcoming environments in their businesses
  • Collaborated on art projects that celebrate diversity
  • Spoken out against injustice in our community
  • Tutored foreign-born Americans
  • Created a neighborhood festival
  • Cared for senior citizen neighbors
  • Established block club networks
  • Built a community garden
  • Sheltered the homeless

Past Honorees include Julie Andrews, Bob Babut, Dean Bach (Dino’s), Angela Barboza-Ryan, Kate Baker, Laura Bellamy, Pamela Bellaver, Katy Beyerlin, Elie Boudt and Nuria Garrote, Ed Burns, Mark Cohen, Katrina & Tim Collins, Paul Collom, Craig Covey, Doug Davis, Jean Davis, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Andrew Dengate, June Derin, David Dominic, Judy Donlin, Ferncare Clinic Team, Ferndale Elk’s Lodge, Carol Frederick, Tiffani Gagne, Pastor Paul Gateman, Doug and Penny Gephardt, Ginny Beauty Supply, Jon Glab (Strawberry Moon), Chuck Goedert, Ron Gilmour, the Good Family (Linda, Lynn, Lisa, and Michael), Kelly Farrah, Keri & Caleb Grayson (Xhedos Cafe), Mike & Cathy Greer, Tomiko Gumbleton, Francine Hachem, Don Hagle (J & D Auto), Ernie Hassan (of Ernie’s Market), Hazel Park Even Start, Ann Heler, Rachel Heller, Justin Hewitt, Dennis Hoeppner (Legacy Award), Ryan Humphreys, Ralph and Christine Jerulle, Trevor Johnson, Andrea Johns, Krista & Chris Johnston, Jackie Koivu, Kelly and Steve Kachnowski, Sherry Kruzman-Martin, Betty LaFramboise, La Leche League of Ferndale/Oak Park, Brandon Lampkin, Barb and Pat Landry, Richard Latimer, Bob & Mary Lenaway, Angela Lippard, Stephanie Loveless, Scott Maloney (Treat Dreams), Daniel Martin, Loretta Matschikowski, Jim Maxwell, Jason McIntosh and Jim Shaffer, Mozella McIntyre, Kelly McKinstry, Larry Mills, Monica Mills, Julia Music, Janet Narich, Shannon O’Brien, Frank O’Donnell and Helen Weber,  AJ O’Neal (AJ’s Cafe), Paramount Bank, Ron Owens, Dennis Paulson, Greg Pawlica, Rebecca Phoenix, Bob Porter, Crystal Proxmire, Nancy Quesnell, Becky Rabban, Mary Ellen Rollins, Paul Saville Jr., Larry Saville, Delmar Schmidt, Charles Sink, Jacki Smith, Peggy Snow, John Sterritt, Ann St. Peter, Ann Steslicke, Ann Warner, Carrie Watkins, Sherry Wells, Western Market, Debra Wilson, Ruby Woods, Butch Yuhas.

Contact us for more information at For any questions about the event, or if you are interested in participating in future awards, please contact Bridget Deegan-Krause at 248.439.0747.


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