MANDI awards honor community development

Six projects were selected as winners of Local Initiatives Support Corp.’s Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation Wednesday.

The winner of the PNC Trail Blazer Award was Just One More Ministry, which repurposes resources to feed the hungry. It was awarded to a group that advanced an innovative approach to a community problem.

Three Bridges Park in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley took home the Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award. The award honors a public space that helps build the community.

The State Farm Building Blocks Award went to Westlawn Gardens, which was developed by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee as a national model for healthy living. The award is given to a real estate project that advances the community.

Howard Snyder of Northwest Side Community Development Corp. took home the Northern Trust Navigator Award, which recognizes leadership and collaboration, for his tireless work as an innovator for Milwaukee’s Northwest Side.

The BMO Harris Cornerstone Award went to Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp. for transforming King Drive block by block. It honors a group or individual that demonstrates commitment and effectiveness over time.

And Northwestern Mutual received the Vision Award for advocating for Milwaukee and its residents.

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