Do you know a person or business that embodies Scottsdale spirit?

Scottsdale’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission wants to showcase the people and organizations that embody the “Spirit of Scottsdale.”

This award recognizes residents and organizations/businesses that help to strengthen and build Scottsdale’s community through their commitment to and involvement in neighborhoods.

This year, it is especially important to highlight those that have gone above and beyond to uplift Scottsdale’s residents and neighborhoods during the global pandemic, according to the city.

The Neighborhood Advisory Commission will consider those individuals or organizations that:
• Have active years of service/involvement in strengthening neighborhood identity;
• Champion community dialogue to produce constructive recommendations/solutions that address the dynamic need(s) of a neighborhood;
• Provide unique contributions of time, effort, skills, and/or financial resources to a neighborhood.

Nominations are being accepted now through December 31. Due to these unforeseen circumstances, the 2019 nominees will be rolled into the current award cycle with the award recipients being recognized at a spring 2021 Scottsdale City Council meeting.

The 2018 Organization Award Winner was Goldwater Brewing and the Individual Winner was Ron Roth, a Scottsdale volunteer.

“When Ron Roth made the leap into retirement, he decided to get involved with Operation Fix It,” according to the City. “In an average month, Ron visits 25 single family properties and contributes 85 hours of his personal time to serving our seniors.”

To nominate a person or organization, visit

Do you have specific questions? Contact Brandon McMahon, associate planner, at [email protected]