Nominations for the awards may come from anyone in the community. The categories include:
Community Service Lifetime Achievement Award: To recognize extraordinary, long-time commitment and service to the community of Alameda over a period of 25 or more years. Please include all areas of community involvement and service.
Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award: To recognize extraordinary service to the community of Alameda over a period of 10 or more years. Please include all areas of community involvement and service.
Community Service Award – Individual: To recognize an individual who has performed extraordinary community service. The act can involve any event or program that made a difference for the Alameda community.
Community Service Award – Non-Profit Organization: To recognize an outstanding non-profit organization that has provided extraordinary service to our community over a period of 3 years or more, and has made Alameda a better place in which to live.
Community Service Award – Non-Profit Board Member: To recognize the service of a Board Member of a non-profit serving the community of Alameda. The Board Member must have served on the Board for at least 2 years.
Community Service Award – Youth: To honor the outstanding commitment and contributions made by youth to their community. Two Awards are presented in this category.
Community Service Award – Business/Business Person: To honor the outstanding contributions to the community in support of critical social services (youth, food security, health and wellbeing, employment training, etc.) by a business or business person in Alameda. Two Awards are presented in this category.
Award winners will be recognized at a reception at the Alameda Elks Lodge next door to city hall on Thursday evening, October 27.
Nomination Forms are available online at www.alamedaca.gov/voty and must be received by September 28, 2016.
Here are the recipients of last years awards:
Ginny Krutilek: Lifetime Achievement Award
Audrey Lord-Hausman: Volunteer of the Year Award
Vickie Smith: Community Service Individual Award
Marian Williams: Nonprofit Board Member Award
Deanna Chu and Julian Aguilar: Community Service Youth Awards
Alameda Family Services: Nonprofit Organization Award
A Special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the family of Niel Tam 1945-2015, who worked as a teacher and principal for the school district and served on the school board.