The Neighborhood Partnership Committee is comprised of students, off-campus neighbors, business owners, community leaders, city officials, University police officers, city police, ABC Board officials, and University administrators whose mission is to improve the relationships between students, law enforcement and off-campus neighbors. The NPC is committed to improving communication between neighbors, business owners, students and law enforcement officials in an effort to proactively address issues that are a mutual concern of the groups represented on the committee. In 2003 as a result of a unique degree of cooperation between the City of Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama, the Neighborhood Partnership Committee worked to determine ways to improve the quality of life in several neighborhoods adjacent to the University. The neighborhood adopted by this group received the Plan of the Year Award by the Alabama Planners Association and adopted by the Tuscaloosa City Council in 2005.