Volunteer Recognition Awards

2020 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Organization of the Year

The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the quality of life in Dublin in the previous year.  The Young Citizen of the Year recognizes the volunteer service of Dublin’s youth in 1st through 12th grade.  

Nomination criteria for the awards are based on five established criteria: the Dublin Integrity In Action’s 10 Characteristics (i.e., Responsibility, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, Cooperation, Doing One’s Best, Honesty, and Self-Discipline); originality and uniqueness of the activity/project; overall relevance and importance to the community; time and effort spent; and challenge(s) in accomplishing the activity/project.

Nominations typically begin in December each year, with the winners announced at a Volunteer Recognition Event to be held the following February.  Due to COVID-19, the nomination period for the 2020 Volunteer Recognition Awards will open on Friday, January 8, and close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.  A virtual awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. 

The Organization of the Year will receive a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation will be given to each of the Citizen and Youth Citizen of the Year’s favorite non-profit organization.