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.

The Merit Awards acknowledge those who go above and beyond by:

  • Serving others, particularly young people, seniors, and those in need.
  • Beautifying our community.
  • Strengthening our neighborhoods.
  • Expanding and enriching the artistic and historical culture of the city.
  • Fostering sustainability and protecting the environment.

Nominate someone today!
Do you want to nominate a person or organization for a 2016 Merit Award? Tell us about them! The deadline to nominate is March 15, 2016. 
Click HERE to complete your nomination online.

Nominations are reviewed by the Merit Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Community Services, and recipients will be honored with a special ceremony at City Hall Council Chambers on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 7:00pm.

Santa Rosa's Merit Awards program takes place in April to align with nationwide events during and around National Volunteer Week, with the goal of inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

For more information call (707) 543-3279 or email srmeritawards@srcity.org. 

Merit Awards photo


 Nominate Today!

Nominations for 2016 Merit Awards must be submitted by March 15, 2016.


You may nominate more than one person or organization.
No preference is given to nominees who receive multiple nominations.

 Meeting Agendas

 Past Award Ceremonies

To view pictures from the 2014 City Merit Awards Ceremony, please click here.

 Past Recipients