Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor

Kevin Hampsey of Hampsey & Grenier Associates in Jaffrey is the 2020 recipient of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award, for his tireless work on behalf of the Park Theatre in Jaffrey.

His volunteer efforts go well beyond the performing arts center, however. Hampsey also manages the local Adopt-A-Highway program, sponsors and coaches a local AAU basketball team, manages the thriving St. Patrick’s Day Parade and supports the Monadnock Kitty Rescue.

“He is well-known in Jaffrey and our surrounding communities for his community and philanthropic efforts,” said Park Theatre CEO Steve Jackson. “Kevin is a non-stop machine to help others.”

The Park Theatre will receive a check in the amount of $3,000 in honor of Hampsey’s service, and the formal presentation of the award will be made this fall.

Additionally, the Good Neighbor Working Group was compelled to give an additional award to Deerfield resident Lisa Brochu, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, for efforts with the Deerfield Food Pantry. The Pantry will receive a check for $2,000 in her honor.

The NH Association of Realtors Good Neighbors program was introduced in 2003 and serves to annually recognize Realtors who make exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their communities through volunteerism.

The NHAR Good Neighbor Award program was established in 2003 to recognize the efforts of New Hampshire REALTORS who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their communities. Eligible activities are not limited to real estate or housing issues and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring and homelessness prevention.

Each year, one or two winners are selected from applications and recognized at the NHAR Annual Convention. Winners receive:

  • A portion of the $5,000 award as a donation, in their name, to their community charity
  • Coverage in their local media and on NHAR.com
  • Registration fee to attend the NHAR annual conference in September
  • A prestigious crystal award presented at a time and place of their choice
  • Use of the Good Neighbor Awards logo on their Web site and promotional materials

The award criteria can be found here.

"Amidst the sea of change to which the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS has played witness in its 85 years, one thing that has remained constant is the Realtor 'R' and the value we bring to every real estate transaction in which we take part. We are part of a unique community where our familial cooperation transcends our business competition. These are not mere platitudes, but our living ideals, and they are, in fact, the foundation on which we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day affairs."

Jim Lee, 2021 President, New Hampshire REALTORS