Since 1978, the Santa Rosa City Council has presented Merit Awards to individuals, organizations and businesses who volunteer their time and energies to serve the community and improve the quality of life in Santa Rosa.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
Beautifying our community
Serving others, particularly young people, seniors and those in need
Strengthening our neighborhoods
Expanding and enriching the artistic and historical culture of the City
Fostering sustainability and protecting the environment
Rising to the challenge: Community Heroes
Nominate / How it Works
Nominations Begin April 5, 2021 Do you know a person or group who goes above and beyond to make Santa Rosa a better place? Tell us about them and nominate (beginning April 5, 2021) them today! Anyone can nominate, with the main criteria being that the nominee's volunteer efforts benefit the Santa Rosa Community. The Merit Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Community Services, will review and select winners to be honored.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Ceremony Information Location TBD (details to follow) Monday, September 20, 2021 7pm
This event is open to the public. Spanish translation services will be provided. If you would like to request additional translation services, please contact Danielle Garduno at (707) 543-4696. The ceremony will also be televised live on Comcast Channel 28 and AT&T Channel 99, livestreamed on the City’s YouTube page and Facebook page.