Neighborhood Expo & U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards

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Norfolk Neighborhood Expo

The annual Norfolk Neighborhood Expo is all about celebrating Norfolk's diverse and unique neighborhoods and the residents that make them so special. This event is usually held the third Saturday in September which coincides with National Neighborhood Day. The Expo features exhibitors from the City of Norfolk and partner agencies, civic leagues and community groups, along with food, activities, music, entertainment, and the Annual Community U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards. 


Community U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards 

U.P.L.I.F.T. stands for Unity, Public Service, Leadership, Innovation, Friendship and Teamwork. Our U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards recognize individuals, civic leagues, community organizations, businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations that make a meaningful impact in the community to help others. Each year, we seek nominations from the community and announce the winners at a special ceremony during our Neighborhood Expo.  

  • Community U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards Nomination Criteria
    • Contribution or service must "uplift" the community in a way that promotes unity, public service, leadership, innovation, friendship or teamwork
    • Nominees contribute to the broader community
    • Contribution or services must take place in Norfolk and/or benefit Norfolk residents
    • Nominations must be submitted by someone other than the individual/group being nominated
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