Nominate Someone for a Service Award

I would like to take the opportunity to recognize the efforts of volunteers who have made exemplary contributions to our community. You can read about some of these groups and people on my service web site, but I know that there are many more individuals in our neighborhoods who are worthy of recognition.

If you would like to nominate your friend, neighbor, or colleague — or yourself — for an award from my office, please fill out the form below so that you can tell us more about the work that this person is doing for his or her community.

Serving is something we do together, and we should make time to say thanks to those who lead the way.

Take Action

Inspector General for the NYPD

Independent oversight would help the NYPD work more efficiently and effectively, while also ensuring that our civil liberties are protected.

Help End Credit Discrimination

The use of credit reports to discriminate against job applicants is on the rise, with over 60% of employers nationwide using the credit histories of prospective employees to inform their hiring decisions.

Participatory Budgeting

What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.

Come to a neighborhood assembly and give your idea.

Shop Local

According to the "Saving Independent Retail" brief from the Pratt Center, "local businesses poured 68 percent of their revenue back into the local community, while for local chains the return was only 43%".

Find more compelling arguments for shopping and dining local here, and learn ways to become involved in supporting the cause.



Join me in recognizing people who have done service, and that you'll think about engaging in service yourself (or, if you already engage in service, increase your commitment to it).

Find great stories of service, ideas for how to get started in serving the community, and a list of organizations for which we encourage you to help out. You can also nominate someone for a service award.