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Original post made by Ken mano, Willow West, on Apr 4, 2022

The Community of Character Collaborative is seeking nominations for the 2022 13th Annual Juanita Haugen Community of Character Awards.

These awards were established in 2008 to recognize Pleasanton citizens who model high ethical and moral standards of behavior and are dedicated volunteers contributing their time to our community. Candidates for this award should exhibit traits chosen by the Citizens of Pleasanton and Advocated by the Collaborative: Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility.

This award is named in honor of a longtime community volunteer and Pleasanton Unified School District Board Member, Juanita Haugen. Haugen, a co-founder of the Pleasanton Community of Character program, believed that part of Pleasanton’s success is due to its compassionate citizens, folks who exhibit good character traits and those people who volunteer throughout our community. Her vision was to remind people to model ethical standards of behavior within their communities, businesses, home’s and to extend these traits outside our community as they travel and meet other people throughout the world.

To nominate an individual or a non-profit group demonstrating a commitment to our Community of Character traits through their volunteer work within our community, a nomination form is available at our website

Completed forms may be emailed to [email protected]
The deadline for submission is April 11, 2022.

Nominees must be Pleasanton residents or non-residents or non-profit groups conducting their volunteer work within Pleasanton.