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City Merit Awards
Congratulations to 2022 Merit Award Recipients!
Please join us in recognizing and celebrating 12 extraordinary individuals and groups selected to receive 2022 Merit Awards. View 2022 Merit Awardees
Nominate / How it Works
Nominations Open Saturday, April 8, 2023 for 2023 Merit Awards
Please check back for the nomination form for the 2023 Merit Awards.
Sunday, July 9, 2023
2023 Ceremony Information
Monday, September 18, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Finley Community Center
Per COVID-19 health guidance, the 2022 Merit Awards presentation was an in-person ceremony for the awardees and their invited guests. Members of the community who wish to view the ceremony are invited to watch the replay livestream on the City’s YouTube channel. Please check back for updates on ceremony information for the 2023 Merit Awards.
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
City Merit Awards
2008 Recipient List
2009 Recipient List
2010 Recipient List
2011 Recipient List
2012 Recipient List
2013 Recipient List
2014 Recipient List
2016 Recipient List
2017 Recipient List
2018 Recipient List
2019 Recipient List
2021 Recipient List
2022 Recipient List