“I appreciate every City resident who has donated
their time, talent and resources to improving our quality of life.
Through hard work, unprecedented partnerships and a shared vision
we’ve set our City on course for a better tomorrow for everyone who
lives here, works here, or chooses to raise a family in Orlando.” -
Mayor Buddy Dyer
- 2013 Community Builder Award
Fronie Jones is a leading board member of
the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC).She is a Community Leadership Institute (CLI) graduate and
President Elect of the Palm Grove Gardens Neighborhood Association.For more than 20 years, she has volunteered for numerous
community efforts, whenever and wherever she is needed.
Fronie is tireless in her
efforts to engage her community and to support the initiatives of ONIC’s
Resident Services.She is
known to many residents and is an avid supporter, cheer leader and
recruiter for community programs and events, including ONIC’s Cultural
Arts Program, Prodigy, and a tutoring program for kids called LEAP,
which is a Mayor’s Matching Grants Program.
led a KaBOOM! playground build in Orlando and was chosen to represent
ONIC at the national KaBOOM! Organization’s national staff retreat in
Washington, DC, last March.
The KaBOOM! Team was highly impressed with Fronie’s volunteerism and
Fronie was hailed as
Orlando’s Community Grandma by the NeighborhoodWorks National Community
Leadership Institute in 2012. Participants who visited Palm Grove
Gardens on a mobile tour to find out more about the Resident Prosperity
Program said her dedication to her community is “above and beyond”.She has been an active volunteer in Palm Grove Gardens since
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The City of Orlando values the contributions of
active and involved citizens who help build a stronger
community. To recognize these volunteers, who
have a significant impact on the well-being of our community, Mayor
Buddy Dyer has created the Community Builder Award. This award
honors citizen volunteers that excel in their
efforts to build a better community.
First United Methodist
2012 Community Builder Award Recipient
These individuals, with
determination and heart, have improved our community in many areas,
including the environment, arts, crime prevention, education, sports,
recreation and much more. Through their actions, these community
builders make our city a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Mayor Dyer will present the Community Builder
Award at his annual Neighborhood and Community Summit held in the
spring of each year. This award will be presented for the fourth time at
the 2014 Neighborhood and Community Summit.
Individuals who volunteer with nonprofit or charitable organizations
implementing projects and programs within the City of Orlando.
Self nominations are encouraged.
have demonstrated community involvement for a minimum of 2 years.
The nominees will be judged on the excellence
of his/her contributions to our community. Community improvement,
commitment, effort, impact, originality and overall vision will be
key considerations. Nominations will be judged by an independent
panel of judges.
The nominee's contributions to the community must
occur between February 1 and December 30 of the preceding year.
must provide the
following: a completed
highlighting specific achievements and the impact on the City of Orlando community; two action photos,
and two letters of recommendation in support of the nomination.
Incomplete nominations will be returned to the nominator.
Nominations may be submitted throughout the year
by completing the online
Nominations for 2014 consideration must be received by 5 p.m. on January
15, 2014. The City of Orlando will contact the nominator and the nominee
after the selection process. For additional information, contact the
Office of Community Affairs and Human Relations at 407.246.2500 or visit
Thank you for taking the time to recognize someone
for their efforts!
Supporting documents related to the
including letters of support and photos may be emailed or mailed to: