Fostering connections among people, neighborhood, and between the city and its environment was a common value among the 1991 winners. They did so through a commitment to empowerment, social justice, and meeting the needs of those who need the most.

A common theme among the 1991 winners is the attempt to reestablish connections and foster new, beneficial contacts.


  • Making Connections
  • Participation and Empowerment
  • Social Justice
  • Preservation and Renewal
  • Local Initiative and Governmental Support