Brickies Awarded to Save Mott’s Market and to the “Mayor” of 10th Street NE

Mott’s Neighborhood Market LLC President Mike Skinner receives the Civic Pride Award. 

Jerome Jefferies – The “Mayor of 10th Street, NE.”  

Brickies Awarded to Save Mott’s Market and to the “Mayor” of 10th Street SE

by Hilary Russell

At the 16th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards at the Hill Center, Councilmember Charles Allen presented inscribed commemorative plaques attached to bricks to the five winners of a very competitive nomination process, along with short videos that highlighted their invaluable contributions to our ward.

Capitol Hill residents turned out in force Wednesday night to celebrate Jerome Jeffries, winner of the Neighbor Award.  Jeffries grew up on 10th Street, NE, and tirelessly looks out for the interests of residents and provides innumerable volunteer services, including raking leaves and shoveling snow.

It came as no surprise to followers of this blog that Save Mott’s Market won the Civic Pride Award.  The complex and ingenious grassroots campaign to save the historic corner store on 12th Street, SE, “…represents the best of what we’re all capable of,” said Allen, noting the importance of small businesses that bring the community together.  One such enterprise, The Queen Vic on H Street, NE, won the Business Award.

Friends of Southwest DC received the Community Organization Award.  Southwest was also represented by Nathaniel “Coach Skip” Green of DC’s Department of Parks and Recreation, winner of the Public Service Award for his outstanding success in engaging youth in sports.

A scene from Wednesday night’s Brickie Award Ceremony at Hill Center. 

The event attracted a wide range of local sponsors, including providers of delicious food and drink for attendees.  The Annual Brickie Awards in December recognize the people and organizations that strengthen Capitol Hill and help to make it a special community.

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