Distinguished Neighbor Award

The Distinguished Neighbor Award recognizes a Lowell Damon Woods neighbor who has contributed to our neighborhood and the Wauwatosa community. The award is given in September at the annual meeting. Nominations may be made by any neighbor living in the Damon Woods neighborhood. Self-nominations and nominations of current Damon Woods Board of Directors will not be accepted.

Here are some helpful questions to think about when nominating your Distinguished Neighbor:
• How long has your nominee lived in Lowell Damon Woods?
• In what ways has your nominee helped the Neighborhood Association or your neighbors? How often? How long?
• In what ways has your nominee volunteered outside of the Neighborhood Association? How often? How long?
• How would you describe your nominee as a person and what do they mean to you?

Scholarship Award

Attention high school seniors! The Lowell Damon Woods Neighborhood Association’s scholarship is offered to any graduating senior who intends to continue their education, lives within the LDW borders, and whose family is a CURRENT member of the association. Although academics and community service are considered, the emphasis for this scholarship is, “What have you done for your neighborhood?” In past years we have awarded one or two $750 scholarships. Applications are due mid-February. Applications can be found in the Career Center at East, on the LDWNA website or by emailing Kelly Roberts at

Learn about past winners of the Scholarship Award.

Yard of Excellence

There are two awards given out each year, on for Best Front Yard and one for Best Back Yard.  We ask neighbors to nominate yards they think should be recognized for Yard of Excellence.  The awards are open to both members and non-members of LDWNA.  After nominations are closed, pictures of the yards are taken and shared with the Board. Winners are determined by voting by the LDWNA Board.

After the winner is determined, the winning yard gets to have the Yard of Excellence sign (one for front, and another sign for back) in their yard for the summer. Contact Kathy Braier for more information at