Encinitas extends deadline to nominate Senior Citizen of the Year


Encinitas City Hall. (NCC file photo)

News Release

The city of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission, in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club, continues to seek nominations for the 2021 Senior Citizen of the Year Award through an extended deadline of June 1.

The Senior Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a deserving Encinitas senior citizen who demonstrates outstanding volunteerism, leadership, helping, teaching, mentoring or advocating for others in the city of Encinitas. The award will be based on dedication, overarching commitment and demonstrated impact of those served.

North Coast Link logo.Residents will also have the opportunity to nominate a senior citizen not only for Senior of the Year, but also for consideration of a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, which is not an annual award, is reserved for the highest caliber of nominees with outstanding acts performed not only in 2021 but in previous years as well.

The award recipient will be honored at a City Council meeting with a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center. Additionally, they will be recognized as the guest of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club meeting and invited to participate in the Encinitas Holiday Parade as a special guest of the Senior Citizen Commission (pending COVID-19 restrictions and safety mandates).

Anyone may nominate a senior citizen by completing a nomination form and mailing it to the City of Encinitas, Senior Citizen of Year Award, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024, or by emailing it to [email protected] The deadline has been extended to June 1. Mailed applications must be postmarked and emailed submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on June 1. Pending Covid-19 restrictions and safety mandates, nomination form may not be accepted in person. Nomination form, eligibility guidelines and additional details may be found at www.EncinitasCa.Gov/Recognition. Senior Citizen Commissioners are not eligible to make a nomination.

For more information, contact Christie Goodsell, the city’s Recreation Center manager, at 760-943-2251 or [email protected].

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