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The new Pete's Fruit Market in Bronzeville is a MANDI finalist.

Vote now to help select the winner of the MANDIs People's Choice Award

The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (known as the MANDIs) – presented by LISC Milwaukee in colloboration with sponsor U.S. Bank – celebrate individuals, organizations and projects that work to improve Milwaukee's neighborhoods.

In early December, based on public nominations, a 40-member, independent, cross-sector volunteer Selection Committee named 12 finalists for this year's MANDIs.

Now, LISC Milwaukee wants you to help select the winner in the Wells Fargo People's Choice Category. Each voter can select its top three among the nominees and the winner gets $1,000.

Vote here through March 14.

Winners will be announced at the 19th annual MANDIs gala on Thursday, March 15, at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino. Typically, more than 700 leaders from the private, philanthropic and nonprofit communities attend the event, according to LISC.

Here are the finalists in each category:

The "Brewers Community Foundation Public Space Award" for public space that helps build the community

  • Fondy Park
  • Riverwest 24

The "BMO Harris Cornerstone Award" for commitment and effectiveness over time

  • Artists Working in Education
  • Healthy Neighborhood Initiative Community Improvement Program (HNI/CIP)

The "Chase Economic Development Award" for economic and business development

  • North West Side Community Development Corporation North side revitalization
  • Menomonee Valley Revitalization

The "Northern Trust Navigator Award" for individual leadership

  • Dr. Mark Eppli, Marquette University
  • Kalan R. Haywood, Sr., Haywood Group LLC

The "PNC Bank Trail Blazer Award" for an innovative approach to a community problem

  • LBWN Neighborhood Block Projects Menu
  • Safe & Sound Community Programs

The "State Farm Building Blocks Award" for a real estate project that advances the community

  • Pete's Fruit Market
  • The Alexander Lofts


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