Senior Citizen of the Year Award (with Lifetime Achievement Award consideration)

The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, is pleased to announce that they will be honoring an Encinitas resident with the 2021 Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

The Senior Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a deserving senior citizen who demonstrates outstanding volunteerism, leadership, helping, teaching, mentoring, or advocating for others in the City of Encinitas. The award will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served.

You will also have the opportunity to nominate a senior citizen not only for Senior of the Year, but also for consideration of a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, which is not an annual award, is reserved for the highest caliber of nominees with outstanding acts performed not only in 2021 but in previous years as well.

The Award recipient will be honored at a City Council meeting with a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center. Additionally, they will be recognized as the guest of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club meeting and invited to participate in the Encinitas Holiday Parade as a special guest of the Senior Citizen Commission (pending COVID-19 restrictions and safety mandates).

Anyone may nominate a senior citizen by completing a nomination form and mailing it to the City of Encinitas, Senior Citizen of Year Award, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024, or by emailing it to [email protected]. The deadline has been extended to June 1, 2022. Note: Mailed applications must be postmarked and emailed submissions must be received by 4pm on June 1, 2022. Pending Covid-19 restrictions and safety mandates, nomination form may not be accepted in person. Senior Citizen Commissioners are not eligible to make a nomination.

Senior Citizen of the Year Nomination Form (pdf)

For more information regarding this award, please contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Recreation Center Manager at 760-943-2251 or [email protected].

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Encinitas Environmental Award Program

City of Encinitas Environmental Commission's Environmental Award Program Logo: Royal Blue Background with 2 Green Leaves and the words

Update: March 14, 2022

Nominations for the 2021 Environmental Award Program closed on February 28, 2022.
A panel of independent judges will select the winners from the list of nominations received. 
Who will be the 2021 Environmental Award Winners?
Stay tuned!

The Environmental Award Program:
The Environmental Commission recognizes deserving individuals, businesses, and non-profits for their commitment to environmental stewardship and outstanding environmental achievements in the City of Encinitas. Two Excellence in Environmental Stewardship awards have been historically granted to a for-profit business and a non-profit business each year since the program's founding in 2014 and inauguration in 2015 by Environmental Commissioners Jim Wang and Joy Lyndes.  In 2019, under the leadership of Environmental Commissioners Inge Bisconer and Christian Adams, a new Environmental Hero category was added to recognize both an adult and a youth who are not necessarily affiliated with a business. Candidates are peer-nominated and must be Encinitas residents or located in Encinitas.  Winners are selected by an independent jury of recognized environmental leaders.

Environmental Award Program History and Past Winners

Environmental Commission Work Plan FY 2021-2022

Environmental Commission Contact: Erik Steenblock (760) 943-2108

The Encinitas Environmental Commission meets regularly on the second (2nd) Thursday of the month at 5:30PM.