Nominations Open for 2022 Brickies

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Charles Allen addresses the crowd at the 2018 Brickie awards.

Join Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) to celebrate the Ward 6 neighbors, organizations, groups, and businesses that go above and beyond to make Ward 6 a great place to call home.

He’ll be awarding Brickies in the following categories: Neighbor Award, Community Organization Award, Business Award, Civic Pride Award, and Public Service Award. “I’m thrilled we’ll be able to safely get back together in person to celebrate our Ward 6 community and neighbors,” Allen said in a newsletter to constituents.

Serve Your City Executive Director Mauric Cook holds his 2020 Civic Pride Award aloft at the virtual celebration of the 2020 Brickies. Screenshot: Zoom Webinar

After a two-year run as a virtual-only event, the 16th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards will be back *in person* for the first time since 2019.

Established as the ‘Livable Walkable Awards’ by then-Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, the awards are presented as engraved bricks. The event was nicknamed ‘The Brickies’ by Hill Rag Editor Andrew Lightman. It’s  Ward 6’s annual get-together, with free food and drink from some of our favorite local restaurants and businesses. And, yes– we give some neighbors literal bricks as a way of saying thanks for their contributions that have literally built the Hill into the great place it is today.

Come out and uplift and recognize some of the neighbors in Ward 6 who have gone above and beyond this year.

You can nominate the Ward 6 neighbors, businesses, community organizations, or others who you think deserve special recognition. Take a moment and make a nomination (or more than one) in one of five different categories. Award categories include:

Winners of the 2021 Public Service Brickie: Monica Williams, Mary Scott, and Kendra Ambrose | DC Traffic Control Officers assigned to Tyler Elementary School and Digital Pioneers PCS. Courtesy: Office of CM Allen
  • Neighbor Award
  • Community Organization Award
  • Business Award
  • Public Service Award
  • Civic Pride Award

Make sure to submit your nominations and RSVP if you haven’t already! Nominations are open through Friday, Nov. 30.

Last year’s winners included Tyler Elementary Traffic Safety Officers Monica Williams, Mary Scott, and Kendra Ambrose (Public Service Award), Shop Made in DC (Business Award), folks behind the Eastern Market Metro Park (Civic Pride Award), volunteer and Blessing Box maintainer Wendy Hammond (Neighbor Award) and Capitol Hill Village (Community Organization Award).

All are welcome to join in this free and fun evening to lift up neighbors, community organizations, and businesses that make Ward 6 the best place to call home. RSVP here!