Honoring the ‘hearts’ of the Covington community

Some of a previous year’s winners of CGN’s Heart of the Community award.


CGN seeking nominations for annual award

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you know an engaged Covington resident – youth or adult – who makes the community around them better, here’s your chance to see them recognized.
The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington is honoring community “warriors” for their generosity and dedication with its Heart of the Community Award.
But act fast, because nominations are due by Sept. 20.
“Covington thrives because we’re blessed with volunteers who, without a second thought, give time and energy to helping others, said Shannon Ratterman, Program Director of Community Development at The Center. “It’s just what they do.”
The nomination form can be accessed HERE.
It says that past winners have:
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to Covington.
  • Shown a positive vision for the community.
  • Been successful in accomplishing projects and responsibilities.
  • Clearly shown concern for others.
  • Demonstrated the ability and willingness to bring people together to facilitate positive change.
  • Provided creativity in thinking and planning (new ideas, new solutions).
  • Maintained a positive attitude.
“Often these people work without regard for credit, but we just want to call attention to them and their work because as a way to express gratitude and, hopefully, inspire others to become involved in Covington,” Ratterman said.
Winners will be notified at the end of the month and recognized later this year.
For questions, contact Shannon Ratterman from The Center at or (859) 866-7524.
The Center for Great Neighborhoods is a non-profit organization formed in Covington in 1976 that has become a force for helping community groups and individuals “discover and develop their skills, find and use the resources they need, and discover partners who share their concern for the well-being of Covington.”
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