The City of Dublin has announced the 2017 Citizen, Young Citizen, and Organization of the Year, in addition to the the recipients of the Mayor's Award and the Mayor's Legacy Award:
Citizen: Steve Minniear
Young Citizen: Allison Loo
Organization: Open Heart Kitchen
Mayor’s Award: Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold
Mayor’s Legacy Award: Pete Snyder
The winners were crowned at an evening ceremony on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Shannon Community Center. The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding individuals and groups who have contributed to the quality of life in Dublin this past year. Nomination criteria for both the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards are based on the Dublin Integrity in Action Program’s 10 Characteristics: Responsibility, Respectfulness, Caring, Giving, Positive Attitude, Trustworthiness, Cooperation, Doing One’s Best, Honesty, and Self-Discipline. The Young Citizen of the Year recognizes the volunteer service of Dublin’s youth in 1st – 12th grade. The Mayor’s Award is a special award that the Mayor presents to someone whom he believes has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Dublin community in the previous calendar year. The Mayor’s Legacy Award is an award that the Mayor presents to someone to recognize extraordinary, long-term dedication to the Dublin community.
Award recipients will be recognized at the March 6, 2018, City Council meeting. The Organization of the Year will receive a $500 cash prize, and a $300 donation will be given to each of the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year’s favorite non-profit organization. Mr. Minniear has chosen the Dublin Historical Preservation Association to receive his donation, and Young Citizen award-winner Allison Loo will donate her prize to CALICO Center.