Recognition Awards

Encinitas Youth, Parks & Recreation, and Senior Commission annual Recognition Award programs

Recognition AwardsBeginning January 23, 2017, the City of Encinitas will accept nominations to recognize individuals and community organizations that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the community. Each year, the city’s Youth Commission, Senior Citizen Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission make the following recognitions: 

Youth of the Year (NOMINATION EXTENDED UNTIL 3/15)- Recognized by the Youth Commission, the Youth of the Year Award celebrates both a deserving middle school and high school student who excel in serving their community, through their leadership abilities or their commitment to community service in Encinitas. 

Youth of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)

Senior Citizen of the Year and Service to Seniors Awards - The Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club honor individuals for a Senior Citizen of the Year Award and a Service to Seniors Award. The Senior Citizen of the Year Award recipient is a deserving senior citizen who embraces lifelong learning, outstanding volunteerism, leadership, or helping, teaching, mentoring and advocating for others in the City of Encinitas. The Service to Seniors Award is a deserving citizen who through their daily work or as part of a volunteer effort has demonstrated a positive impact for senior citizen(s) in the City of Encinitas. 

Senior Citizen of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)
Service to Seniors Award Nomination Form (pdf)

Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year  (NOMINATION EXTENDED UNTIL 3/15)- The Parks and Recreation Commission recognizes an individual and a community group for the Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year for those who demonstrate significant leadership and commitment to enhancing and supporting parks and recreation experiences in Encinitas. 

Parks and Rec Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)

Award nominees must reside within the City of Encinitas. The deadline to submit nominations is 6:00 p.m. March 1, 2017 ( (NOMINATION EXTENDED UNTIL 3/15).  Call the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department for additional information at 760-633-2740.