[College Hill Topeka] Topeka neighborhood receives statewide recognition

Sasha Haehn sstiles at topeka.org
Wed Aug 15 18:23:53 EDT 2018


Thanks for sharing this great new and thank you to the Neighborhood Association for all of your hard work!  Congratulations!!

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Sasha Haehn
Director of Neighborhood Relations
City of Topeka, KS

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From: Katrina Shaw [mailto:katkake1 at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:03 AM
To: College Hill Members; Sasha Haehn
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College Hill has been named one of the best neighborhoods in Kansas for 2018! Thank you to our neighbors for helping College Hill earn this prestigious recognition.

-Katrina Shaw
CHNA President

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From: carrie at lindemancollective.com<mailto:carrie at lindemancollective.com> <carrie at lindemancollective.com<mailto:carrie at lindemancollective.com>>
Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:19 AM
Subject: Topeka neighborhood receives statewide recognition


College Hill named one of the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas by The Journal

Wichita, Kansas – The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC)’s quarterly publication, The Journal, has released its list of the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas for 2018. In Topeka, College Hill made the “Best Neighborhood” list.

“There are hundreds of very good neighborhoods across the state of Kansas that provide comfortable housing, wonderful neighbors, pleasant amenities and opportunities to connect. But the best neighborhoods in Kansas have high aspirations. They invest in building and maintaining community to the highest degree possible,” said Chris Green, managing editor of The Journal.

After evaluating several dozen submissions from neighborhood residents across the state, a team of five outside judges identified 10 neighborhoods they thought deserved recognition. The four places named the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas for 2018 are: Delaware Street Commons in Lawrence; East Lawrence; Rosedale in Kansas City; and College Hill in Topeka. In addition, six neighborhoods received honorable mentions. They are: Neighbors Who Care in Kansas City, Kansas; Sunset Hill in Lawrence; Old West Lawrence; College Hill and Delano in Wichita; and Mill Creek Farms in Olathe.

“From our perspective, great neighborhoods are more than the sum of their property values or the test scores of the nearest elementary school. These places have a distinct look and style. They honor history, but they aren’t trapped by it. They comfort residents, sure. But they also challenge them,” said Green.

Steeped in history, Topeka’s College Hill neighborhood began in 1880 as a residential area for nearby Washburn University professors and staff. Today, there is a diverse mix of neighbors who show their neighborhood pride with College Hill pennants and medallions and work together to continue the area’s longstanding tradition of preservation.

“This is the first time The Journal has sought out submissions and recognized the Best Neighborhoods in Kansas,” said Green. “In the future, we hope the opportunity to be on this list will inspire a wider range of participation and perhaps even the creation of new neighborhood identities.”

The Journal is a print and online magazine published four times a year by the Kansas Leadership Center since 2013. It reaches more than 7,000 readers with each issue, the vast majority of whom are past participants in KLC leadership trainings.

Read the full story on the Best Neighborhood’s in Kansas at https://klcjr.nl/bestneighborhoods18 or purchase an annual subscription to The Journal at https://kansasleadershipcenter.org/klcpress/.


About the Kansas Leadership Center
The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) is a first-of-its-kind educational organization, based in Wichita but with a statewide focus and global reach. Founded in 2007 to foster civic leadership for healthier Kansas communities, KLC provided training to more than 9,000 participants during its first decade of existence. It receives core funding from the Kansas Health Foundation in Wichita. Learn more at www.kansasleadershipcenter.org<http://www.kansasleadershipcenter.org>.

Carrie Lindeman
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