Sharon McGowan, Editor

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service


Due to a technical problem, some votes for the People’s Choice Awards cast on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website were not recorded. The problem has been fixed.

The MANDIs (Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation), sponsored by U.S. Bank in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, honor organizations and individuals for their work to revitalize distressed city neighborhoods.

If you attempt to vote again, and your vote was recorded, the system will let you know and you don’t need to do anything else. Voting will continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope that Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service readers and other community members will take a few minutes to vote again for their favorite organizations or individuals. The MANDI finalists have all made significant contributions to the community, and the Wells Fargo People’s Choice award recognition means a great deal to them,” said Sharon McGowan, NNS editor. Votes can be cast at

MANDI finalists in six categories are selected by a volunteer committee, based on public nominations. A panel of judges visits each finalist’s site and votes on the winners.

The People’s Choice Awards are chosen by popular vote. Three winners each will receive $1,000.

All winners will be announced at a dinner on Thursday, March 15, at the Potawatomi Event Center, 1611 W. Canal St.

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