Haugen Award nominations now being accepted

Award recognizes Pleasanton residents who contribute to 'community of character'

Nominations for the 12th annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards are now being accepted. Pleasanton citizens who give back to their community while modeling “high ethical and moral standards of behavior” will be awarded later this year by the Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative.

The award is named for longtime community volunteer and former PUSD board trustee Juanita Haugen, whose “vision was to remind people to model ethical standards of behavior within their communities, businesses, homes, and to extend these traits outside our community," according to the organization. Candidates for the award must be Pleasanton residents and demonstrate traits such as honesty, responsibility, integrity, respect, compassion, and self-discipline.

Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon on May 21 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton. A drawing to raise funds for the Juanita Haugen Community of Character Scholarships will also be held at the event.

To nominate someone (or a non-profit group), nomination forms are available at and may be sent to Nomination forms may also be dropped off at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, 777 Peters Avenue. The deadline for submission is April 14.

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