Key to the City

Key to the City

The "Key to the City" is a symbolic gesture of appreciate and welcoming to a recipient. Receiving a Key is one of the City's highest honors and the Keys will only be presented in a manner that is consistent with the City's vision, mission and goals.

Requests for a Key to the City nomination should be submitted to the City Manager and require concurrence of the Mayor and Vice Mayor for approval. Requests for a resident reaching the age of 100 years old will be handled administratively by staff.

The Mayor, or his/her designee, presents the "Key to the City" to the recipient at an appropriate function.

The "Key to the City" of Elk Grove Program is intended to honor:

  • An Elk Grove resident with significant accomplishments in military service
  • An Elk Grove resident reaching the age of 100 years
  • A person who performed an act of heroism while in the City limits
  • A dignitary or celebrity visiting the City

Requests for a Key to be presented in recognition of unique circumstances other than those listed above, and deemed appropriate by staff, will be considered by the City Council on a case-by-case basis at a City Council meeting. All requests for a "Key to the City" should be submitted through the City Manager's Office for consideration. For more information contact the City Manager's Office at (916) 627-3469.

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The Key to the City program was established in 2013 as a symbolic gesture of appreciation to honor outstanding contributions of notable Elk Grove natives and residents.

Recipients of the Key to the City

Elk Grove Key to the City Application

Submit your nomination by downloading printable form, or submit using online Nomination Form below:

Nomination Form

Nomination Category
Please explain why you have chosen to nominate this individual.To help the City Council make their determination, please include examples of accomplishments, giving back to the community, or other noteworthy activities.
Contact Information for Nominee

Contact Information for Nominee

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