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 for the 2020 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.

New this year is 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 is reserved for the highest caliber of nominees, with outstanding acts performed not only in 2020 but in previous years as well.*The Lifetime Achievement Award is not an annual award. 

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 virtual meeting and invited to participate in the Encinitas Holiday Parade as a special guest of the Senior Citizen Commission (pending the lift of 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 between February 2, 2021, and March 18, 2021 or by emailing it to [email protected].  Note: Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2021 and emailed submissions must be received by 4pm on March 18, 2021. Due to Covid-19 nomination forms will 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].


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: February 24, 2021
The 2020 Environmental Award Program Nominations have been reviewed by a panel of judges. 
Winners will be notified and announced soon.

The City of Encinitas Environmental Commission kept nominations open for its prestigious 2020 Environmental Award Program (EAP) until the end of the year.  The Environmental Commission seeks to recognize deserving individuals, businesses, and non-profits for their commitment to environmental stewardship and outstanding environmental achievements in the city. 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 was founded 2014 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. 

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. 

Updated Press Release 2020 Environmental Award Program - December 4, 2020
Press Release 2020 Environmental Award Program - September 11, 2020

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