City of Encinitas accepting nominations for its Senior Citizen of the Year Award


The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, recently announced 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 Feb. 2, 2021, and March 18, 2021 or by emailing it to Note: Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2021 and emailed submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on March 18, 2021. Due to Covid-19 nomination forms will not be accepted in person. Nomination form, 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 this award, contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Recreation Center manager at 760-943-2251 or