Do you know of a community leader who is an alumni of Neighborhood Leadership Institute and who has dedicated themselves to an initiative in their community that has added value and increased the quality of life for its residents? You are invited to nominate that grad for the John Cox Community Leadership Award, to be presented at the 2015 Holiday Party ( on December 4th.

Please include leaders name and why you are nominating them in 300 words or less. These nominations are due on Monday, November 15th at 5pm and are to be emailed to the

About John Cox

John was a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland (Class 9) and served on NLI’s board of trustees from 2003 until his death. John exemplified the engaged citizenship that the Institute works to promote. In addition to his board work, he also served on the boards of the Ohio City Near West Development Corporation, the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan, and the West Village Council for the Cleveland Community-Building Initiative. He volunteered as a tutor at Marion Sterling Elementary School and as a Eucharistic minister at St. Vincent Charity Hospital.

While he had an impressive list of accomplishments and credentials, we will remember John for his genial personality, his wide-ranging interests, and his ability to get along with people of all backgrounds. His example will continue to inspire us in our work.