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Nominees Requested for 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award

November 4, 2020

The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. The annual award began 30 years ago to recognize and honor 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 people outside of a work setting and over a lengthy period of time. The award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in recognition of his contributions to civil rights, equal education, labor and voter rights, and to promote positive relationships between people, groups, and cultures.

Any resident of the City of Oceanside or member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed at 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. Photos of past recipients and a plaque are displayed in the City’s Civic Center Community Rooms.  Nomination forms are available on the City Web site at under the Neighborhood Services - Housing Division web page.

The deadline to return nomination forms is December 7, 2020. All 2021 nominees will be recognized, and the 2021 recipient will be announced early in the new year. For more information on the community service award program or to obtain a nomination form, please contact City staff at or call (760) 435-5044.