Nominate a Local Who Makes a Difference!

Nominate a Local Who Makes a Difference!

Do you know someone who makes a difference in our Sebastopol Community? Nominate them to the City of Sebastopol's new recognition program, Locals Who Make a Difference! 

The next deadline is July 1st.

About Locals Who Make A Difference

In April 2018, the Sebastopol City Council approved a new program to acknowledge and thank members of the Sebastopol community for their contributions in helping to make Sebastopol a better place to live.  There will be three honorees each year, with each honoree featured for approximately four months with banners lining Sebastopol’s Main Street and Downtown Plaza, a proclamation by the City Council, and on the City website. 
Vice Mayor Neysa Hinton brought forth the idea of the Locals Who Make a Difference recognition program saying, "People say over and over that what makes Sebastopol unique and special is the people who live here.  Our residents are the ‘heart’ of this community. Let's recognize and celebrate them with a recognition program sponsored by the City."
Anyone may submit a nomination application. Nominees must be living and must reside in Sebastopol or identify Sebastopol as their home community. The accomplishment or contribution to the Sebastopol community for which the nominee is being recognized must not be their primary source of income. Applications will be reviewed by the program subcommittee and approved by the City Council.

Applications are available at Sebastopol City Hall (7120 Bodega Ave.), Public Works (714 Johnson St.), and on the City’s website here. The program is sponsored by the City of Sebastopol. Sonoma West Times & News has donated promotional space.
Applications for nominees not chosen per round will be retained for future consideration. The program's most recent honoree is Pat Schoch, read more about her story here.

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