Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) Awards


downloadThis year’s NEN awards winners have been announced and the Portola won two awards! The Burrows Pocket Park was awarded with this year’s Best Green Community Project and Mindy Linetzky was awarded with Most Empowered City Employee.

The Burrows Pocket Park was awarded a grant to transform a blighted dead-end to an activated community space. With the help of Architecture for Humanity and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Portola Neighborhood Association have created a comfortable green space. The success of the project has attracted a thriving local coffeeshop. It has also attracted a private funder to continue the development of the area by adding bike racks, lighting, outdoor furniture and public art, creating outdoor space for Portolans to enjoy.

From the undergrounding of power lines on San Bruno Avenue, the newly renovated Portola Branch Library and the Portola Garden Tour, Portolan Mindy Linetzky has been involved in many neighborhood projects. Her dedication to city projects reach from the Bayview Library Project to the Visitacion Valley Greenway to the Mid-Market reformation. We are lucky to call her a Portolan.

The 6th Annual Neighborhood Empowerment Network Awards is on Friday, January 24th from 6-8pm! RSVP at

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

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