City of Oceanside Seeks Nominations for MLK Community Service Award

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

If you know of a resident who deserves some attention, the City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.

This annual award recognizes and honors residents who have made a significant contribution of time and energy through volunteer work to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of residents.

The award began more than 30 years ago and 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.

Nomination forms are available on the city website.  The deadline to return nomination forms is 5 p.m., Nov. 30.

 All 2024 nominees will be recognized and the 2024 recipient will be announced at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For more information on the community service award program, please email [email protected] or call: (760) 435-5044.