Our biggest reward comes every day when we walk through Southwest Detroit and experience a thriving, diverse, growing community. We'd be remiss, however, if we didn't list some of the other accolades that have come our way:

Cool Cities Grant Awarded 2004

DTE Power of Excellence Award- 2004

The Preservation Wayne Community Development Award- 1998


The City of Detroit Distinguished Service Award- 2006

Keep Michigan Beautiful Award- 1998

Salute to 50 Years- Detroit City Council- 2007

State of Michigan Certificate of Tribute- 2004

Renaissance Youth Center Award- 1991

Special Tribute from the State of Michigan House of Representatives- 2008

SWIDA Award of Appreciation-2001

Bank One Neighborhood Impact Award-2002

In addition, SDBA president, Kathy Wendler, has been recognized with several reputable awards:

Michigan Historic Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award-2008

Spirit of Detroit Award

Certificate of Appreciation- Catherine Fergusen Academy- 2001

SDEV Environmental Vision Award- 2007

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