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 18, 2016 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 2015, Charles Adams, Sr., was 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.
|1990 Oscar Culp||2002 SSgt. Matias Anderson|
|1991 Terry Johnson||2003 Gwen Sanders|
|1992 Rev. Gerald Stinson||2004 Rev. Clyde K. Shideler|
|1993 Miriam Ship-Tolliver El||2005 James McCargo|
|1994 Reginald Owens||2006 Willie E. Little, Sr.|
|1995 Kay and Harold Kutler||2007 Ronald Daniel|
|1996 Concha Hernandez Greene and Connie Johnson||2008 Janet Bledsoe Lacy|
|1997 Lillian Adams||2010 Dennis and Diana Cleary|
|1998 Alfonso C. Harris||2011 Kay Parker|
|1999 Milton C. Taylor||2012 Colleen O'Harra|
|2000 E. Marie Swan||2013 Max Disposti|
|2001 Dorothy Foster||2014 Raye Clendening|