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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Merit Awards

Do you know a person or group who goes above and beyond to make Santa Rosa a better place? Tell us about them! Anyone can nominate, and the main criteria is that the nominee's volunteer efforts benefit the Santa Rosa community.


Deadline: March 15, 2017

The Merit Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Community Services, will review and select winners to be honored at a ceremony at City Hall on April 24, 2017. The Merit Awards are given during National Volunteer Week, to align with the nationwide celebration of those who seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.

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

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 Nominate Today!

CLICK HERE to nominate someone for a 2017 Merit Award!

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 Past Award Ceremonies

To view pictures from the 2016 Merit Awards Ceremony, please click here.

 Past Recipients