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Citizen of the Year & Caring Youth Awards

Post Date:07/30/2018 3:00 PM

The City of Shoreview is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Citizen of the Year and Caring Youth awards.

Citizen of the Year Award

The City Council created the Citizen of the Year award to present a special honor to a citizen who exemplifies the spirit of giving back to the community and fellow Shoreview residents. The Council’s goal for this award is to publicly recognize the volunteer efforts of deserving citizens and inspire others to step up and continue the long tradition of Shoreview citizens volunteering and enhancing the quality of life.

Past Citizen of the Year award recipients include: Ady Wickstrom (2017), Steve Gallop (2016), George C. Lang (2015), George Robinson (2014), Julie B. Williams (2013), Mark Stange (2012), Marsha Soucheray (2011), Peggy Wedell (2010), Jacci Krebsbach (2009), Kent Peterson (2009), Bill Farrell (2008), Karen Eckman (2008), and Mary Hilfiker (2007).

Nominees for this award must possess and demonstrate a generous community spirit. If you know someone deserving of this recognition, please complete the nomination form by October 1, 2018. You can submit an online form or download the PDF form and email it to atruhlar@shoreviewmn.gov.

Caring Youth Award

The Shoreview Human Rights Commission created the Caring Youth Award to honor youth who help make Shoreview a community where all people are welcomed, valued, and respected. Nominees must live in or volunteer in Shoreview, be in grades 9 through 12, and meet the criteria of one or more of the following categories:

  • Anti-Bullying Efforts - Creating a welcoming environment for all. Speaking up to prevent bullying or protecting themselves or others from bullying. 
  • Arts & Creativity - Enriching others through imaginative skills and originality in such activities that include: acting, dance, music, visual arts and writing.
  • Community Involvement - Volunteering to meet a need in the community through action, education, advocacy or service.
  • Courage - Standing up for beliefs, values and personal integrity and taking action during challenging circumstances to make a difference.
  • Cultural Awareness - Valuing culture and/or social diversity through action, lifestyle awareness or education.
  • Environment - Demonstrating leadership and commitment to heighten awareness about environmental issues and promote actions that lead to community sustainability.

Nominations are due by September 21, 2018. Click here to complete the nomination form.

Winners of both awards will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and have an article in the ShoreViews newsletter.