Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award

         2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award                      

Request for Nominations

The Oceanside City Council in cooperation with the San Diego North Branch of the NAACP is accepting nominations for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award.  The honoree will be announced on January 16, 2017, at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life and work of Dr. King.  

 

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 2016 award. An ad hoc committee appointed by the Oceanside Housing Commission will select the award recipient from the nominations.


The honoree for 2016, Edith Jones was announced on January 18, 2016, 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.

Previous Honorees
 
1990 Oscar Culp 2004 Rev. Clyde K. Shideler
1991 Terry Johnson 2005 James McCargo
1992 Rev. Gerald Stinson 2006 Willie E. Little, Sr.
 1993 Miriam Ship-Tolliver El 2007 Ronald Daniel
 1994 Reginald Owens 2008 Janet Bledsoe Lacy
 1995 Kay and Harold Kutler   2009 Joseph N. Farmer
 1996 Concha Hernandez Greene and Connie Johnson 2010 Dennis and Diana Cleary
 1997 Lillian Adams    2011 Kay Parker
 1998 Alfonso C. Harris 2012 Colleen O'Harra
 1999 Milton C. Taylor 2013  Max Disposti
 2000 E. Marie Swan 2014  Raye Clendening
 2001 Dorothy Foster 2015 Charles Adams, Sr.
 2002 SSgt. Matias Anderson 2016 Edith Jones
 2003 Gwen Sanders