Nadjarians Named Recipients of the Rochester “Good Neighbor Award”

The City Beautiful Commission (CBC) recently announced the winner of the 4th Quarter Good Neighbor Award are Rochester residents Connie and Andre’ Nadjarian.

Good Neighbor Award 02-2015The Good Neighbor Award program was created by the CBC to allow residents of Rochester to nominate an adult or youth for their good neighbor work. The award recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rochester residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The program is designed to honor those who make a difference in our community without seeking or receiving recognition for their service.

Andre’ and Connie were nominated by Mayor Jeffery Cuthbertson for the renovations they have made to their property.  According to the nomination, “I have watched the transformation of the property located at 302 W. University over the past two years.  Not only did the Nadjarian’s refurbish this beautiful structure, they moved back into it on the upper floors! The Nadjarians have painstakingly refurbished the structure to its former splendor. I have seen Connie outside taking care of the landscaping daily always keeping the property neat and crisp which is great as it is a gateway to not only for the City, but the Municipal Park and City Hall itself! They recently finished the rehab with a beautiful renovation of the outside of the building including a great paint job that really sets off the elements of the building. They have not only turned this property into a vibrant commercial establishment, but they also made it their own and respected the historical elements of the building in their makeover of the structure.”

The press release stated that the Rochester City Beautiful Commission was proud to present Andre’ and Connie with the award at the February 9th City Council meeting.

If you know someone who goes the extra mile to keep our city beautiful or helps a neighbor in need and feel this person deserves to be recognized for their contribution in the city, then fill out a nomination form and turn it in, it is that easy! Our city is beautiful because of the many good neighbors who continually go above and beyond! It is time to recognize those who make every day in Rochester a more beautiful day.

Those selected will be recognized quarterly at a City Council meeting. If you would like more information please contact Mark Panter, City Beautiful Commission Secretary at or 248-651-0515 or visit for a Good Neighbor Award nomination form.


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