The City of Carlsbad’s Citizen of the Year is an annual award recognizing residents who have provided outstanding service to their community.
The Citizen of the Year program is more than 50 years old and honors community members who have given their time and energy toward the civic improvement, beautification and betterment of the City of Carlsbad.
Honorees are selected by a five-person committee of Carlsbad residents and recognized during a ceremony at Carlsbad City Hall.
To nominate a community member, please download a nomination form or pick one up at City Hall, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Nominees MUST be City of Carlsbad residents. Nominations are being accepted through March 30, 2021.
Please mail completed nomination form to:
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Attention: Executive Assistant to the City Council
Please call 760-434-2830 for more information.
2019: Don Whisnant and Tina Schmidt
2018: Scott White and Yvonne Murchison Finocchiaro
2017: Bob Nielsen and Susan & German Gutierrez
2016: Bill & Bonnie Dominguez and Mike McMahon
2015: Phil Urbina and Zona Murray
2014: Taffy Cannon and Frank Whitton
2013: David Kulchin and Naomi & Alan Marblestone
2012: Knox Williams and Peggy Savary
2011: Stephen "Hap" L'Heureux and Gina McBride
2010: Jim Smith and Hope Wrisley
2009: Bud & Beverly Lewis and Doris Lee Ritchie
2008: Bobbie Hoder and Jim & Pat Hansen
2007: Jeanne McFadden and Carlton & Sandy Lund
2006: Julie Baker and Ed Scarpelli
2005: Ursula Monaco-Sweeney and Arthur Wood
2004: Joni Miringoff and Rev. Gordon Baker
2003: Ann L’Heureux and Bob Richards
2002: Ruth Lewis and John Haedrich
2001: Sally Lyons and Bob Beard
2000: Margie & Mario Monroy and Bailey Noble
1999: Belynn Gonzales and Don Dewhurst
1998: Barbara Ladwig and John Jones
1997: Pearl Tade and Peder Norby
1996: Kathleen Dunn Wellman and William Donovan
1995: Ofelia Escobedo & Connie Trejo and Alan & Joan Kindle