City of Encinitas seeking nominees for ‘Youth of Year’


The city of Encinitas Youth Commission will be honoring individuals for the 2015 “Youth of the Year” award based on nominations from the public.

The Youth Commission presents a “Youth of the Year” award to recognize those youth who go above and beyond in serving their community, either through their leadership abilities and/or their quality or level of community service in Encinitas.

Leadership can be defined as those individuals who consistently facilitate a team vision and help guide others towards success. Community service is work that helps better the community through the value and impact of those served. Final awards will be based on dedication, commitment beyond what may be required by school, and demonstrated impact of those served.

Recipients will be honored at a City Council meeting with a proclamation and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Community Center.

Two awards will be made each year, one for middle school and one for high school. Note: Recognized work by youth is based on their personal merits and contributions and is not intended to be limited to school involvement. All nominations are reserved for youth who are Encinitas residents. Young people will be recognized and awarded for service accomplished within the calendar year before the nomination period.

To nominate an individual, complete a nomination form and return it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, CA 92024, between April 1 and April 28, or e-mail it to Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details are on the Youth Commission page, found under Public Meetings at

For information about these awards, contact Encinitas Recreation Supervisor Nick Buck at 760-633-2760 or via email at