The Brickie Awards were started eight years ago as a way to recognize the people and places that contribute most to the Capitol Hill area community. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Monday 6-8 p.m. in the North Hall of Eastern Market.
Awards will be given in five categories:
- Neighbor Award
- Community Organization Award
- Business Award
- Public Service Award
- Civic Pride Award
The ceremony is free and open to the public and about two dozen local businesses are sponsoring the event with food and drinks. Nominees for the awards were collected from community members over the past two months, with more than 100 nominations sent in.
“We were very happy with the interest that our process generated and Councilmember Allen read through every nomination, which was more than 100,” Allen’s Chief of Staff Laura Marks said. “We have some really fantastic recipients for Monday who really add a lot to the community and are going to be earning some well-deserved recognition.”