The City of Shreveport, Department of Community Development was awarded the 2015 JOHN A. SASSO National Community Development Week Award at the National Community Development Association (NCDA) Annual Conference held on June 23-27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. The award was presented to Shreveport for exemplary work during CDBG Week, April 6-11, 2015. The staff of the Community Development Department hosted their annual "Fun Day in the Park" activity at Bilberry Recreation Center. The event included activities such as games, music, food, face painting, and health screening. In addition to these activities, vendors were present to showcase their products, provide educational information, and employment opportunities.