Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award

         2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award                      

Request for Nominations

2020 Nomination Form

The Oceanside City Council in cooperation with the San Diego North Branch of the NAACP is accepting nominations for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award.  The honoree will be announced on January 20, 2020, 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.

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 2020 award.  The deadline to return nomination forms is December 5, 2019.   An ad hoc committee appointed by the Oceanside Housing Commission will select the award recipient from the nominations. 

The honoree for 2019, Cynthia Rice, was announced on January 21, 2019, at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life and work of Dr. King.  

2020 Nomination Form

Previous Honorees
 
1990 Oscar Culp 2005 James McCargo-
1991 Terry Johnson 2006 Willie E. Little, Sr.
1992 Rev. Gerald Stinson 2007 Ronald Daniel
 1993 Miriam Ship-Tolliver El 2008 Janet Bledsoe Lacy
 1994 Reginald Owens 2009 Joseph N. Farmer
 1995 Kay and Harold Kutler   2010 Dennis and Diana Cleary
 1996 Concha Hernandez Greene and Connie Johnson 2011 Kay Parker
 1997 Lillian Adams    2012 Colleen O'Harra
 1998 Alfonso C. Harris 2013  Max Disposti
 1999 Milton C. Taylor 2014  Raye Clendening
 2000 E. Marie Swan 2015 Charles Adams, Sr.
 2001 Dorothy Foster 2016 Edith Jones
 2002 SSgt. Matias Anderson 2017  Gerald Hampton
 2003 Gwen Sanders 2018  Larry Hatter
2004 Rev. Clyde K. Shideler

2019 Cynthia Rice