Outstanding Citizen Award


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Shine a spotlight on an adult or youth who has unselfishly contributed their time and effort helping people, the environment and/or the Columbia Heights community by nominating them for an award.

Every year the City of Columbia Heights seeks nominations for Humanitarian of the Year. This year, the city is changing the name to Outstanding Citizen AND will select TWO Outstanding Citizens for recognition.

“With so many residents doing so many wonderful things for their neighbors and contributing so much to our community, we thought it is only fitting to increase the recognition they receive,” said Human Resources Director Kelli Bourgeois. “For 2018, we are requesting nominations for adults and teenage residents (ages 14-18).”

Nominees must be those who selflessly give of their time and efforts to help others, the environment and/or the community. As always, nominations are particularly sought of people who have not otherwise been publicly recognized. Please note that public officials, current candidates for public office, and past award recipients are not eligible for this award. Please consider making a nomination, or two, for a deserving Outstanding Citizen. The nomination process is simple and it is a wonderful way to give public recognition to people whose actions often go unnoticed and under appreciated.

Nomination forms are available by visiting the City of Columbia Heights web page here; at the City Hall Reception Window; or by calling (763) 706-3610. Nominations are due by May 4. Nomination forms from previous years are not retained and therefore cannot be considered.