Now Accepting Nominations for 2021 Outstanding Citizen!


Recognize Someone Who's Making a Difference, Nominate an Outstanding Citizen by May 2
Do you know someone making a positive impact in our community? Someone who’s gone unrecognized for the great things they’ve done to make the City a better place? Every year, Columbia Heights seeks nominations for an Outstanding Citizen. If you have someone in mind, please visit to print out a nomination form, or stop by City Hall to pick one up. Completed nomination forms can be dropped off at City Hall, mailed back to Ben Sandell at 590 40th Ave NE, or emailed to

Nominations for 2021 are being accepted until May 2. Please call 763-706-3615 if you have specific questions.
The past three winners of the Outstanding Citizen Award were Patricia Sowada, Catherine Miske, and Tanya Moore. For a full list of winners dating back to 1976, visit