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About the Neighborhood Challenge image
mayor karl deanDear Fellow Neighbors,  

Similar to the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, the Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge takes the three-tiered livability directly to the neighbors. With the ground swell of interest in the health initiatives, the work around the Green Ribbon Committee report and the spirit of the volunteerism, our neighbors and communities are critical assets in shaping our quality of life and the impact we have on our community.  

Through the Neighborhood Challenge, I am asking neighborhood and community groups in Nashville to step up and show just how big an impact they can make on the livability of our community. Just like the Mayor's Work Place Challenge and "Walk 100 Miles" campaign from 2011, this challenge embodies the movement that we are calling NashVitality. We already know that there is an appetite for neighbors to organize around these initiatives.  

I want us all to set the bar high, and I am looking forward to recognizing the communities that take this challenge to show that they can move Nashville toward a greener, healthier and more involved future.
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How it works graph

Before you begin, please review our Challenge Details section to learn more specifics about the Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge.


  1. Click “sign up” on one of the neighborhood challenge pages.
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Click “submit” and a confirmation email will be delivered to your email.
  4. You will now be able to view your personal Dashboard.
  5. Select a scoreboard challenge that you would like to take and Click "Go".
  6. Fill out your community's scorecard with your current accomplishments, this can be continually updated.
  7. Click "Save Form" and then you will return to your Dashboard.
  8. If you choose, you can then fill out a scorecard to participate in another challenge area.
  9. Log-out.

  1. Sign-in and access the scorecard you would like to update. Remember, you can score any qualifying activity for the year of 2013 until the judging deadline of Oct. 31st, 2013. So, if your community completed an activity in January 2013 that qualifies in one of the categories, you can fill out the corresponding scorecard.
  2. Update the scorecard and receive a new tentative score. Check out the leaderboard to see where your neighborhood ranks.
  3. Click “submit” and receive a confirmation email.
  4. You will have the option to update another challenge scorecard.

The neighborhood with the most points in each category will receive an award, and there will be an award for Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The period for judging includes the entire 2013 calendar year.

For the neighborhood with the gold award (or highest number of points), the following awards will be given:
  • For Healthy, you will win a healthy dinner.
  • For Green, you will win trees to plant in your neighborhood.
  • For Involved, You will win a block party.
Judging deadline is October 31st, 2013. And, the winners of each category will be announced in November 2013.


Stay tuned for the updates to the awards ceremony, it will be announced after the October 31st judging deadline is completed.

About the Challenge

Development of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge was funded through a partnership with the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings initiative and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). This partnership supports Mayor Dean’s efforts to challenge the Nashville community to reduce their home energy usage. Everyone can do something to make a difference, and the Mayor’s Nashville Energy Works program makes it easy with simple steps and tools to help you save energy and money. To learn more about NEW, visit

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