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Connections Named a Top Newsletter of the Year!

By July 1, 2021July 12th, 2021Connections
NUSA 2021 Awards Connections and Christy Garrard

Neighborhoods, USA Recognizes Connections for the Second Year in a Row

Connections received national recognition as a community publication again, earning second place in the 2021 Nonprofit Print Newsletter of the Year category at this year’s Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) national conference. Connections took first place in the same category at last year’s conference.

NUSA is a national, nonprofit organization committed to building and strengthening neighborhood organizations. NUSA believes community newsletters are an effective communication tool to share news about our city, community, and neighborhoods. In addition to branding, design, and content, award criteria also measured outreach and community involvement.

As Connections’ publisher, Highlands Council shares this recognition with all of you, our volunteer contributors, and the generous support of the local business community.

Connections is written “by community, for community.” In Issaquah Highlands, we take finding the right role for a new volunteer seriously. For residents who have something important to say or share with the community, writing content and taking photos for Connections are wonderful ways to get involved. We love our volunteer writers; the best news is news from a neighbor.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Lindsey Pinkston, Highlands Council program manager or visit our Get Involved page to learn more.

Christy Garrard is the Highlands Council Executive Director and a Dahlia Park resident. 

Christy Garrard Recognized as a “Who’s Who” at 2021 NUSA Conference

Christy Garrard Highlands Council

Christy Garrard

Highlands Council Executive Director Christy Garrard was recognized as a “Who’s Who in America’s Neighborhoods” award finalist at this year’s Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference.

According to NUSA, the award was “created to recognize those individuals whose work mirrors the mission of Neighborhoods, USA; to build and strengthen neighborhoods associations; to encourage neighborhood involvement in the decision-making process in local governments; and to promote productive communications and collaborations between neighborhood associations, local governments, and the public/private sector.” Congratulations, Christy!

— Vicki Grunewald, Highlands Council Media Editor