Volunteer Recognition Awards

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

Each year, the City of Dublin recognizes a Citizen and Young Citizen (in grades 1 - 12) who have each made significant contributions toward enhancing the quality of life for residents of Dublin during the previous calendar year. Additionally, a non-profit organization that has provided services, which have substantially benefitted the residents of Dublin, is also recognized. 

This year, those judging the entries will be looking at the individual or the organization's accomplishments in the past year, and how they have served the Dublin community; any extraordinary challenges they've faced in performing their service to the community; and support they may have received from the community to provide their service. If an individual or an organization has won the award in the past, they cannot be nominated again for three years following their previous win. If they've been nominated, but have not won the award, they can be nominated again.

A celebratory event announcing the Citizen, Young Citizen, and Organization of the Year winners will be held on a date to be determined at Shannon Community Center. 

Beginning with the 2022 Volunteer Recognition Event, only three finalists from each category (Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; and Organization of the Year) will be invited on stage at the Volunteer Recognition Event. The winner of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year will each receive $300 for their organization of choice, and the two other finalists will each receive $200 for their favorite organization.  The Organization of the Year will receive $500, while the other two nominated organizations (finalists) will each receive $200.

The nomination period ended at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13.

2021 Winners:

Citizen of the Year: Steve Wright

Young Citizen of the Year: Summer Shi

Organization of the Year: Breaking BEARriers

Mayor's Award: John Samples

Mayor's Legacy Award: Eddie Jo Mack

 Learn more about the 2021 Citizen, Young Citizen, and Organization of the Year winners.