City Merit Awards

2023 Ceremony Information

Our 2023 awardees, their guests, and the community are invited to join us to celebrate this year's outstanding volunteers!

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa

Video Replay

Members of the community who wish to view the ceremony are invited to watch a replay on the City’s YouTube channel.

2023 Merit Award Recipients

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating 13 extraordinary individuals and groups selected to receive 2023 Merit Awards. View 2023 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

How to Nominate 

Please check back for updates on the nominations for the 2024 Merit Awards.