City Merit Awards

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Nominations Now Open for 2022 Merit Awards!
Do you know a person or group who goes above and beyond to make Santa Rosa a better place? Tell us about them and nominate them today! Anyone can nominate, with the main criteria being that the nominee's volunteer efforts benefit the Santa Rosa Community. The Merit Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Community Services, will review and select winners to be honored.

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Nomination Deadline
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Ceremony Information
City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, September 19, 2022

This event is open to the public. Spanish translation services will be provided. The ceremony will also be televised live on Comcast Channel 28 and AT&T Channel 99, livestreamed on the City’s YouTube page and Facebook page.

Congratulations to 2021 Merit Award Recipients!

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating 16 extraordinary individuals and groups selected to receive 2021 Merit Awards. View 2021 Merit Awardees

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Merit Awards History

Since 1978, the Santa Rosa City Council has presented Merit Awards to individuals, organizations and businesses who volunteer their time and energies to serve the community and improve the quality of life in Santa Rosa.

 Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Beautifying our community
  • Serving others, particularly young people, seniors and those in need
  • Strengthening our neighborhoods
  • Expanding and enriching the artistic and historical culture of the City
  • Fostering sustainability and protecting the environment
  • Rising to the challenge: Community Heroes