Diane Neighbors receives Community Leadership Award

Diane Neighbors (photo by Ed Rode)

Diane Neighbors, director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center at Vanderbilt, was honored at the 17th Annual Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner last month. The event was held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

Neighbors received the Community Leadership Award for her advocacy work and sustained efforts to make positive changes that affect the daily lives of young and old.

Neighbors has long been a respected ally for the Human Rights Campaign and has been actively involved in the community for more than 30 years. Serving on numerous boards and commissions, she has made a significant impact on quality of life issues at both the local and state levels.

Neighbors was elected as a council member at large in 2003. In 2007 she was elected the first female vice mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and was re-elected in 2011 for a second term.