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Jim Edmonds 2022 Good Neighbor Awards finalist

The National Association of Realtors has selected Jim Edmonds, a Realtor from Kilauea, among 10 finalists for its 2022 Good Neighbor Awards program. This award honors Realtors who make an extraordinary difference in their communities through volunteer work. This is the 23rd year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized Realtor volunteers.

The island of Kaua‘i may at any time have only a handful of homes for sale under $1 million, Permanently Affordable Living (PAL) Kaua‘i founder Jim Edmonds partners with nonprofits to build and convert affordable housing for service and farm workers within walking distance to their workplaces. Edmonds navigates the complex challenges of poor infrastructure and resource scarcity through innovative, cost-saving solutions like solar energy, edible landscaping, shared electric vehicles, and shared bicycles.

Five winners will receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their charity, including a feature in the fall issue of REALTOR Magazine. Five honorable mentions will receive $2,500 grants.

The public can vote for their favorite of the 10 Good Neighbor finalists at between Sept. 1 and Oct. 3. Winners will be announced on Oct. 6.
Source: The Garden Island

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