Service Award Nominations Open

Service Award Nominations Open

Sun Staff Reports

The City of Alameda seeks nominations for exceptional Alamedans who have made tremendous contributions to the community, particularly in advancing racial justice or responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Nominations for the 2021 Community Service Awards are now open.

Nominations may come from anyone in the community and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 30.

Nominations are accepted for the following nine categories:
1.Community Service Jim Franz Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary, long-time commitment and service to the community of Alameda over a period of 25 or more years.
2.Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes extraordinary service to the community of Alameda over a period of 10 or more years.
3.Community Service Individual Award recognizes acts that involve any activity that made a difference for the Alameda community.
4.Community Service Group Award recognizes acts that involve any activity that made a difference for the Alameda community by a group consisting of two or more people.
5.Community Service Non-Profit Board Member Award recognizes service on the Board of an Alameda non-profit for at least two years.
6.Community Service Non-Profit Organization Award recognizes an outstanding non-profit that has made Alameda a better place to live over a period of three or more years.
7.Community Service Youth Award recognizes the outstanding commitment and contributions made by youth to their community. Two awards will be given.
8.Community Service Businessperson Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a business person in Alameda in support of critical social services (youth, food security, health and wellbeing, employment training, etc.).
9.Community Service Business Award recognizes the outstanding contributions by a business in Alameda in support of critical social services (youth, food security, health and wellbeing, employment training, etc.).

With the exception of Business/ Businessperson, nominees must be serving the community without pay or compensation. Submit a separate nomination form per category. Nominators may submit more than one nomination, and nominations may come from anyone in the community. Members of the Social Service Human Relations Board, employees of the City of Alameda, and winners from the past five years are not eligible to be nominated.

For questions, assistance in submitting nominations, or to request a printed nomination form, contact Eric Fonstein at efonstein@alamedaca.gov or 747-6895.