Encinitas opens nominations for senior citizen and service awards

Award winners
2017 award winners (l-r) Judy Thum, Pam Walker, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear. Courtesy

The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club recently announced that they will be honoring individuals for the 2018 “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” and “Service to Seniors Award.” Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public.

The “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” recipient will recognize a deserving senior citizen who embraces lifelong learning, outstanding volunteerism, leadership, and/or helping, teaching, mentoring or advocating for others in the City of Encinitas.

The “Service to Seniors Award” will recognize a deserving citizen who through their daily work or as part of a volunteer effort has made a demonstrated impact for senior citizen(s) in the City of Encinitas. Both awards will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served. Recipients must reside within Encinitas.

Award recipients 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 guests 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 and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 between Dec. 27, 2018 and Feb. 14, 2019. Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details may be found at www.EncinitasCa.Gov/Recognition. Senior Citizen Commissioners are not eligible to make a nomination.

For more information regarding these awards, contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Recreation Center manager, at 760-943-2251 or

— Submitted news release

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