Good Neighbor Awards

Norfolk Good Neighbor Changes Lives All Year Round

Written by Anne Dreshfield

Each month, Nextdoor is honoring the good neighbors who are making a difference in their neighborhoods every day with our Good Neighbor Award. Each winner is nominated by their neighbors and will receive a gift card from Nextdoor in recognition of the positive impact they have made in their community.

To nominate a good neighbor in your community, click here.

What do you think constitutes a good neighbor? Is it willingness to share a cup of sugar, or lend a ladder when a neighbor calls?

For one neighbor in the Colonial Place neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia, it’s that and so much more. Clyde Wolfe-Borders, this month’s Nextdoor Good Neighbor Award winner, has dedicated all of his free time to improving his community and the lives of everyone who lives there.


Clyde and Joseph.

Through his work, Clyde has completely transformed his neighborhood. According to his husband, Joseph, Clyde has gone above and beyond for Colonial Place.

“Where should I begin?” Joseph laughed. “It started with Halloween, when Clyde began planning terrifying and fun haunted house. Ours neighbors talked about it all year long, so of course it’s now become a tradition. He volunteers on our Civic League and works hard behind the scenes to improve the neighborhood. This past year, he volunteered as our neighborhood’s Garden Leader, organizing activities for both kids and adults at our community garden.”

One of Clyde's infamous haunted houses on Halloween night.

One of Clyde’s infamous haunted houses on Halloween night.

Most neighbors might be exhausted at that point, but for Clyde, he was just getting started. He is actively involved in the greater Hampton Roads Pride celebration and planned this year’s annual PrideFest parade.

“And if that’s not enough,” Joseph said. “He’s recently completed Norfolk’s fostering program to foster local children in need and help put them on the right path toward adulthood. Clyde inspires me every day – he does all of this with a demanding day job!”

A neighborhood clean-up Clyde organized.

A neighborhood clean-up Clyde organized.

Congratulations, Clyde, and well done!

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