The City of Dublin is still accepting nominations for the 2020 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Organization of the Year. The awards recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to Dublin's quality of life in 2020. The Young Citizen of the Year recognizes the volunteer service of a Dublin youth currently in the 1st – 12th grade. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 5, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Nominations for the awards are based on five established criteria: the Dublin Integrity in Action’s ten 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 Dublin community; time and effort spent; and challenge(s) in accomplishing the activity/project.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions regarding gatherings, all nominees and winners will be recognized at a virtual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday evening, April 28, 2021. The Organization of the Year will receive a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation will be given to each of the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year’s favorite non-profit organization.
Nominations can be completed online at the City’s website, www.dublin.ca.gov/vre.