Realtor award finalists selected for dedication to community service

Special to The Log
Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt

The National Association of Realtors has recognized 10 Realtors as finalists for Realtor Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors who help build communities, often supporting causes that enrich and improve neighborhoods and volunteering their time to better the lives and homes of community members.

This year marks the 15th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized these volunteers. The Realtors being recognized have donated time, money and energy to address the needs of the people and neighborhoods of their communities.

In October, five winners will be selected from among the 10 finalists and will receive travel expenses to the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo in New Orleans, where they will accept their awards at a presentation in front of thousands of their peers. Winners will also receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their community charity. In addition, five honorable mentions will receive a $2,500 grant. The winners will be featured in the November/December issue of Realtor Magazine. 

“Realtors are integral to successful communities, and these 10 finalists are a perfect example of the impact their passion and goodwill can have on the lives of their friends and neighbors,” said NAR President Steve Brown, broker/owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors in Dayton, Ohio. “As we celebrate the 15th year of the Good Neighbor Awards, I am proud to witness the enormous impact that Realtors® have in their communities and around the world.”

One of the Good Neighbor Awards finalists is Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt, Beach Properties of Florida in Santa Rosa Beach.   Carlisle-Northcutt founded the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, which provides free medical, dental, vision and mental-health care to children in need. She has recruited a network of more than 90 volunteer health providers and, in 2012, she opened a stand-alone dental clinic with full-time staff. Their signature program is a mobile dental clinic, a specially outfitted bus that travels to schools to provide kids with preventive dental care. Since it launched in 2005, CVHN has treated more than 7,000 children and provided 50,000 free procedures that would have cost $3.7 million.