BRISTOL, Va. – Bristol, Virginia officials are initiating a new program to recognize property owners who have made notable improvements to their homes.
The Bristol Star program will honor property owners who have who make “considerable efforts to invest in their homes through home repairs, yard maintenance and clean-up, landscaping and general appearance improvements,” according to a written statement.
“The city wants to encourage its residents to have pride in their community and neighborhoods,” City Manager Randall Eads said in the statement. “By recognizing and appreciating homeowner and other property investments, we hope the Bristol Star program will spur neighbors to take notice and invest in their own homes. The end result will be for the city to become a more vibrant and inviting place to live, work, and visit.”
The city has formed the Bristol’s Neighborhood Pride Committee to oversee the program.
This program is in addition to the existing Historic District Awards, which are presented annually to property owners who improve homes and businesses in the city’s five historic districts.
The goal is to encourage clean-up and investment in the city’s residential neighborhoods.
The committee is also looking at other programs to further that goal, including an “Adopt-a-Spot” with neighborhood and community volunteers and partnering with the Chamber of Commerce’s Keep Bristol Beautiful program on community-wide clean-up days, according to the statement.
Nominations can be made via the city website and awards will be made on a quarterly basis throughout the year. A Bristol Star sign will also be temporarily placed at the residence. The city has also partnered with Lowe’s and Home Depot to offer gift cards to the award winners.
For more information, contact city Planner Sally Morgan at 276-645-3784.
BRISTOL STAR AWARD
To nominate someone for the Bristol Star award, visit www.bristolva.org/.
BRHA is proud to be part of this effort!