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The Citizen of the Year is sponsored annually by the Citizen of the Year Committee (COY). The winner will be announced at the Annual Riverbank Community Awards Banquet held on March 10, 2018 (dinner tickets will be available for sale starting 1/5/18).
Any individual or organization may nominate one candidate and must include name and contact information for the candidate along with the reasons for the nomination. Only one person per application will be accepted. All others will be disqualified. No couples or teams accepted. All nomination forms will be reviewed by the COY committee to ensure that they meet the given guidelines.
Nominations must use the Official Nomination form format. Additional pages may be added if necessary.
When considering a candidate for nomination, we ask you to focus on:
A nominee must be either a citizen of Riverbank or work/ volunteer in the City of Riverbank.
We encourage that the nominator notify the nominee of their nomination. Please be aware that the Citizen of the Year is not a one night event but will involve some duties and participation throughout the year and a life time membership to the committee. Each nominee will be contacted via phone to congratulate and notify them on their nomination. They will also be given the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination.
Only one award recipient will be honored per year; with the exception of a tie. The winner will receive a plaque, the title of Riverbank Citizen of the Year, and will preside as Grand Marshall of the Annual Riverbank Christmas Parade. The winner is to preside over COY Committee as chairperson for the following year.
Only COY Committee members are allowed to vote for a COY winner; this is done via an official ballot form. In the event that a COY committee member is related to a nominee that member shall refrain from voting that year.
Nomination Forms are available at Riverbank City Hall North or click on the following link to download a form:
2017 Riverbank Citizen of the Year Nomination Form