Dublin seeking nominations for annual community awards

Ceremony to recognize 2014 Citizen, Young Citizen, organization of Year

The city of Dublin is accepting nominations for its 2014 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 2014.

The Young Citizen of the Year recognizes the volunteer service of a Dublin youth up to the senior year in high school.

Nominations for the awards are based on five established criteria including the Dublin Pride and Integrity in Action program's 10 characteristics, which are Responsibility, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, Cooperation, Doing One's Best, Honesty, and Self-Discipline.

Additional criteria include originality and uniqueness of the activity/project; overall relevance and importance to the Dublin community; time and effort spent, and challenges in accomplishing the activity/project.

All nominees will be recognized at the Volunteer Recognition Event to be held at the Shannon Community Center Wednesday, Feb. 18, where the winners will be announced.

The Organization of the Year will receive a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation will be given to the favorite non-profit organization chosen by the individuals winning the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year competition.

Nominations can be completed online at the city's website at or by calling the City Clerk's Office at (925) 833-6650. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16.

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