Ithaca’s Fourteenth Annual Pride of Ownership Awards program, recognizing owners of properties within the city of Ithaca who have developed projects or taken care of their properties in ways that enhance the physical appearance of city neighborhoods and commercial areas, is seeking nominations for this year’s awards.  The program is a joint project of the Ithaca Rotary Club and the City of Ithaca.

Do you own property in the City?  Have you made improvements lately?  Nominate yourself, a neighbor, or be nominated by others.  Projects may range from major structural work to small but significant improvements.  Commercial projects, owner-occupied housing, rental housing, and institutional facilities (education, religious, government) are eligible.  Awards focus on how properties appear from the street and public right-of-way, improve their local surroundings, and thereby improve quality of life for the city as a whole.

Nominations must be received at the City Clerk’s Office, 108 East Green Street, no later than Friday, October 21.  For more information or an application, contact a member of the 2011 Committee:

Margaret Hobbie (220-5334 or, Frost Travis (273-1654 or, Scott Whitham (379-9175 or, John Barradas (385-1000 or, Susan Blumenthal (272-3931 or, or Brett Bossard (273-5072 or

Additional forms are also available on the internet: Go to and click on “Announcements.”