Volunteer Recognition Awards

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

Each year, the City of Dublin recognizes 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 11 Characteristics (i.e., Respectfulness, Responsibility, Empathy, 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.

The Organization of the Year receives a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation is given to each of the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year’s favorite non-profit organization.

The Mayor also selects a "Mayor's Award" winner for outstanding work done in the previous year; and the "Mayor's Legacy Award," for outstanding work done over a long period of time.

The Volunteer Recognition Event was held on Thursday, March 3, at Shannon Community Center.

The 2021 winners were:
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.