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Me, We, Community

Why do we do what we do? Because excellence in character is the foundation for personal and community success. Both The City of Good Neighbors and The Character Council of WNY exist to serve our community by fostering and celebrating the development of positive character.

DO YOU KNOW A PERSON OR A BUSINESS WHO DEMONSTRATES “COMPASSION”?

How Does This Work?

We want to hear more of the everyday stories that make WNY the “City of Good Neighbors.”  We believe being a Good Neighbor begins by being a Neighbor of Character.

We are looking for stories in the form of nominations of individuals, families, businesses, organizations and schools for demonstrating an act or actions of character.

Do you have a story to tell?

The Fine Print

Nominations for a single trait will be accepted for the entire month the trait is highlighted.  The Character Council of WNY will choose up to three nominations per category to be recognized on the City of Good Neighbors Website and Facebook Page.

Only nominations submitted through the website will be considered.  Awards winners will be notified the following month.  Nominee needs to live or work within the 8 counties of WNY. 

Ready To Nominate?

Tell us your story!  Nominate someone today for demonstrating this month’s character virtue, and help us to tell the story of “Compassion” in WNY, The City of Good Neighbors.

Our Shared Vision

We envision communities that place a priority on an individual’s responsibility for his or her own disposition, words and actions; encourage and praise excellence in character; and strive to reinstate universal community standards of respect, integrity and virtue.

The City of Good Neighbors and the Character Council of WNY exist to serve our community by fostering and celebrating the development of positive character, because excellence in character is the foundation for personal and community success.

Our Story

In the fall of 2000, our community of Hamburg, New York launched a town-wide character initiative, championed, coordinated and resourced by the Character Council of Hamburg, Inc.. After celebrating ten years of service, the Fall of 2010 was marked by an expanded commitment, inviting the Western New York Region to join us in our mission, “Creating a Culture of Character,” within individual communities.

Now, approaching our 20th year in existence, and out of a desire to create more awareness of the benefits of good character, recognize the many ways our community and it’s citizens exemplify a “City of Good Neighbors,” and increase community engagement in our endeavor, we decided to connect our organization with the “City of Good Neighbors.”

What better time than the present, as our organization approaches it’s 20th year anniversary, to celebrate “all things good” and the wonderful community we all have the privilege to live in.

Thank you for partnering with us to truly make Buffalo and WNY the “City of Good Neighbors.”