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NWG Wins A 2005
N'Hood Improvement Award!
by Weir Chuft
January 2006

San Jose Beautiful has chosen North Willow Glen for one of its NIAs for 2005. In particular, SJB looked at three of the ways the neighborhood accomplished its improvements: physical beautification efforts (such as the gateway fences), tree planting, and working with the city to fund big-ticket projects (such as the vintage lampposts, the Spencer Avenue reconstruction, and Fuller Park). See photos below.

Palm Haven, our neighbor to the west, also won an award for completing their restoration of their seven gateway pillars. Congratulations Palm Haven!

The City Council will present the award to North Willow Glen and the other finalists at its meeting on January 24, 2006.


Have you seen some notable improvement? The next NIA nominations are due

May 26, 2006

Private efforts are eligible! For more information, visit

From the N'hood Development Center:


The Office of San José Beautiful is pleased to announce the following Neighborhood Improvement Award (NIA) winners:

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association –
Beautification projects throughout North Willow Glen including planting street trees, landscaping vacant city-owned areas and neighborhood gateways

Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association –
Beautification projects along Curie Drive

Palm Haven Restoration Committee –
Complete restoration of the historic pillars of Palm Haven originally erected in the early 1900s

Tully/Senter SNI NAC and Residents –
Beautification projects through Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley (NHSSV) at 1143 Fair Ave., 1157 Winslow Ave., and 1097 Algiers Ave.

Thor and Jan Wiles of College Park Neighborhood Association –
Restoration of a dilapidated 1917 Craftsman home to its original character and style

Sierramont Middle School –
Beautification project in front of Sierramont Middle School

Congratulations to all of the 2005 Winter Neighborhood Improvement Award Winners!

Some of our award-winning volunteer activities:
Copyright 2006