Since 1978, the Santa Rosa City Council has presented Merit Awards to organizations, individuals and businesses who have volunteered 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 for the 2014 Merit Awards are closed,  but check back in early 2015 to nominate someone for next year's awards!

The 2014 Merit Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, California. This event is open to the public.

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


2013 Merit Award Recipient poses with Mayor.


 Recruiting Members

The 2014 Merit Awards Committee seeks new members to help review, select, and honor this year's recipients. Click below for more information and to apply. The application to join the committee is due May 14, 2014.

Prospective Committee Member Letter
Committee Member Application

 Meeting Agendas

 Past Award Ceremonies

To view pictures from the 2013 City Merit Awards Ceremony, please click here.

 Past Recipients