Nominees Needed for 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award
November 21, 2012
The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City. The award especially recognizes volunteer work and activity done by persons outside of a work setting and over a long period of time. The award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in recognition of the contribution that he and others made to promote positive relationships between people, groups, and cultures.
Any resident of the City of Oceanside or Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton may be nominated for the award; there are no restrictions as to race, ethnicity, age or type of volunteer service. This will be the twenty-fourth year for the civic award; photos of past recipients are displayed in the community rooms adjacent to the Oceanside Public Library. The City Council sponsors this award through the Housing Commission and in partnership with the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City Web site at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us under the Neighborhood Services – Housing Division web page.
The deadline to return nomination forms is December 21, 2012. The 2013 honoree will be announced on January 21, 2013, at the annual Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life of Dr. King. For more information on the community service award program or to obtain a nomination form, call 760-435-3377.
( News Release )