The Oceanside City Council annually honors a resident of Oceanside or Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the philosophy and ideals of the late Dr. King, who worked to advance civil rights, equal education, labor rights, voter rights, and who fought racial inequality through non-violence and civil disobedience.
The award particularly emphasizes volunteer activity and service to the people and City of Oceanside by a person outside of a work setting and over a long time. The Commission is now seeking nominations for the 2015 award. An ad hoc committee appointed by the Oceanside Housing Commission will select the award recipient from the nominations.
The honoree will be announced on January 19, 2015, at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life and work of Dr. King. Any resident of the City of Oceanside or member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed at MCB Camp Pendleton may be nominated regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin or type of community service; the only qualification is volunteer activity and community service that has benefited the residents and the City of Oceanside.
Nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014.