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Nominate Outstanding 5th District Neighbors
6th Annual Fifth District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic
Dear Reader,

The annual 5th District Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10am - 3pm at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 N. Studebaker Road.

September is National Good Neighbor Month and an excellent opportunity to bring 5th Council District neighbors together to celebrate and learn more about neighborhood organizations, community groups and city services that make our community a great place to live and work.

The event also provides the chance to recognize organizations and individuals deserving of "Good Neighbor" Awards. If you would like to nominate an outstanding good neighbor who lives, works, plays or attends school in the 5th district,click here to complete the nomination survey. 
Here are the ways to notify our office of your nomination. Please ensure you include both your contact information as well as the information of the individual or organization you are nominating:

1) Complete the online nomination form here
2) Email us at
3) Mail your nomination to: Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 333 West Ocean Blvd. 14th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802

"What I LIke Best About My Neighborhood" Photo Contest


Long Beach residents of the Fifth District Council District are invited to get their cell phones and cameras ready to photograph what makes them love the neighborhood in which they live.


We want residents to capture in a photograph all the great things that make the 5th District a wonderful place to live and to work and to tell us what they like best about their neighborhood.


5th District residents can email their photograph to Councilwoman Schipske at The photographs will be printed out and displayed at the 6th annual Good Neighbor Festival and Family Picnic. Photographs will be accepted through September 14th. Submissions should include the name, address and email of the resident as well as a brief description of the photograph.


Each resident sending a photograph will receive an "opportunity ticket" for a drawing to receive a "5th District Goodie Basket." One entry per person. The photo contest is sponsored by Sam's Club at the Long Beach Towne Center.

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske