Senior Citizen of the Year Award 

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 for the 2019 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 during 2019. The award will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served.

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 luncheon and invited to participate in the Encinitas Holiday Parade as a special guest of the Senior Citizen Commission.

Anyone may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 between January 2, 2020 and February 18, 2020. *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 Senior 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 "Encinitas Environmental Award Program"










Inaugurated in June 2015, the City of Encinitas Environmental Commission's Environmental Award Program (EAP) recognizes and congratulates individuals, organizations, and businesses in the City of Encinitas, for exceptional environmental achievements.

The Encinitas Environmental Award Program (EAP) typically presents two awards annually; one for individuals or non-profit organizations, and one for businesses.  Candidates are peer-nominated and must be Encinitas residents or located in Encinitas.  Winners are selected by a jury of recognized environmental leaders.

In 2019, the Environmental Commission's Environmental Award Program offered four awards.  The Environmental Hero award category was introduced for the first time, adding two more nominees to the program.  Last year, again in partnership with The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, the EAP recognized deserving individuals, businesses and non-profits, for their commitment to environmental stewardship and outstanding environmental achievements in the city.  In addition to the two Excellence in Environmental Stewardship awards that have been historically granted to a for-profit business and a non-profit business each year, the Commission added a new Environmental Hero category to recognize both an adult and a youth that are not necessarily affiliated with a business. The 2019 Environmental Hero Awards were given at the Surfing Madonna Moonlight Beach Run on October 26, 2019. The 2019 Excellence in Environmental Stewardship Awards were scheduled to be given at The Encinitas Half Marathon, sponsored by Surfing Madonna, on March 29, 2020, and now this award ceremony has been postponed until further notice. 

The 2020 Environmental Award Program Nominations are Open until midnight, October 31, 2020!

Press Release for 2020 Environmental Award Program

For more information, history, and past winners of the Environmental Award Program:  
Environmental Award Program History and Past Winners

Environmental Commission Work Plan FY 2020-2021

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