Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Organization of the Year
The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the quality of life in Dublin in the previous year. The Young Citizen of the Year recognizes the volunteer service of Dublin’s youth in 1st through 12th grade.
Nomination criteria for the awards are based on five established criteria: the Dublin Integrity In Action’s 10 Characteristics (i.e. Responsibility, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, Cooperation, Doing One’s Best, Honesty, and Self-Discipline); originality and uniqueness of the activity/project; overall relevance and importance to the community; time and effort spent; and challenge(s) in accomplishing the activity/project.
All nominees are recognized at the Volunteer Recognition Event, which is traditionally held at the Shannon Community Center the Wednesday after the second City Council meeting in February, where the winners are announced. The Organization of the Year receives a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation is given to each of the Citizen and Youth Citizen of the Year’s favorite non-profit organization.