The City of Encinitas Youth Commission is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2015 Youth of the Year Award. The Award will be based on nominations made from the public.

The City Encinitas Youth Commission presents a “Youth of the Year” Award to recognize those youth who go above and beyond in serving their community either through their leadership abilities and/or their quality or level of community service in Encinitas. Leadership can be defined as those individuals who consistently facilitate a team vision and help guide others towards success. Community service is work that helps better the community through the value and impact of those served. Final awards will be based on dedication, commitment beyond what may be required by school, and demonstrated impact of those served.

Award recipients will be honored at a City Council meeting with a proclamation, and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Community Center.

Two youth will be awarded each year:  one youth currently at the middle school level (grades seven through eight) and one youth currently at the high school level (grades nine through 12).  Note: Recognized work by youth is based on their personal merits and contributions and is not intended to be limited to their school involvement. All nominations are reserved for youth who are City of Encinitas residents. Youth are recognized and awarded for service accomplished within the calendar year previous to the nomination period.

Anyone may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department between April 1 and April 28.

Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines, and additional details may be found on the Youth Commission page, found under Public Meetings at www.EncinitasCA.gov.

For more information regarding these awards contact Nick Buck, City of Encinitas Recreation Supervisor at 760-633-2760 or via email at nbuck@encinitasca.gov.