Nominations are now being accepted for the city of Dublin's 2020 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year.
The awards are given to "outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the quality of life in Dublin in 2020," including "the volunteer service of a Dublin youth currently in the first through 12th grade.
Five criteria are used to determine the winners: the Dublin Integrity in Action’s ten characteristics (Responsibility, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, Cooperation, Doing One’s Best, Honesty, and Self-Discipline); the activity or project's originality and uniqueness; its overall relevance and importance to the Dublin community; the amount of time and effort spent; and any challenges faced completing it.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, nominees and winners will be recognized during a virtual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 28. A $500 cash prize will be given to the Organization of the Year, and a $300 donation will be made to both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year's favorite nonprofit organization.
Nominations are due Feb. 5 at 5 p.m., and can be completed online at dublin.ca.gov/vre.