Stars of Service Awards

Stars of Service Awards

About Stars of Service

stars of service awards

Do you know a volunteer that has improved the quality of life for Elk Grove residents? Worked tirelessly volunteering for our community? The Elk Grove City Council invites you to nominate a deserving candidate for this year's Stars of Service.

These awards are designed to recognize volunteers who have made a significant impact on the quality of life in Elk Grove.

Award Categories

Residents, Neighborhood and Community Groups

This category recognizes the contribution of volunteers who work towards improving local neighborhoods and make a positive impact on the community in general. Category examples include volunteers who assist in beautification projects, rebuilding parks, public safety initiatives, neighborhood watch programs, creek clean-up, special events and graffiti removal.

Social and Community Service

This category recognizes the contribution of volunteers who have impacted the community at a social and community service level. Volunteers promote Elk Grove through their caring actions and outstanding acts of humanitarianism. Category examples include volunteers who assist in working with seniors, children, individuals with disabilities, social care, family services, health care and public safety.

Arts, Culture and Heritage

This category recognizes the contribution of volunteers who work towards the continuing development of Elk Grove as a city that recognizes and promotes the arts, culture, and the preservation of our city’s heritage. Category examples include volunteers who assist in the visual and performing arts, music, theater, dance, and historical preservation.

Sports and Recreation

This category recognizes volunteers who demonstrate their involvement and commitment to sports and sporting organizations. Sports and recreational activities enhance the quality of physical activity in Elk Grove. Category examples include volunteers who assist in coaching and/or promoting healthy lifestyles.

Service Organizations /Groups

This category recognizes volunteer activity done by groups that work together.

Young Volunteer of the Year

This category recognizes volunteer activity done by individuals under the age of 25.

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Nominees must exemplify one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrates exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities
  • Demonstrates exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation, and hard work in service to others
  • Serves as a role model by inspiring others

Any individual, group, business, agency or organization whose volunteer activities directly benefit the Elk Grove community is eligible.

Submit your nomination using the form below. 

If you have questions, or prefer a paper copy of the nomination form, please email Tamara Clarke, Admin Assistant to the City Council.

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Nomination Form

Nominations are being accepted January 22 through February 29

Your Information
Your Information
Nominee's information
Nominee's Information
Please Select One of the Following Categories:
Nomination Statement
Nomination Statement

Past Recipients

  • Jerry Braxmeyer, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Imam Mohammad Yasir Khan, Social and Community Services
  • ARTners, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Runnin’ for Rhett, Sports and Recreation
  • Elk Grove Garden Club, Service Organizations and Groups 
  • Brooklynn Cambridge and Kimberly Meusling, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Mark Hedlund, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Gina Thielke, Social and Community Service
  • Chris Mateo, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Patsy Cosenza, Sports and Recreation
  • Micah The Comfort Dog, Service Organizations & Groups
  • Monique Tapalla, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Sharon Anderson, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Elk Grove HART, Social and Community Service
  • Neil NayyarArts, Culture and Heritage
  • Mike Zamora, Sports and Recreation
  • Elk Grove Anti-Trash Group, Service Organizations & Groups
  • Timothy Duong, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Sophia Scherman, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Mike Van de Pol, Social and Community Services
  • James Tabuchi, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Kimberly Hettrick, Sports and Recreation
  • Elk Grove Quilt Guild, Service Organizations and Groups
  • Neyha Thandi, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Marlene Strand, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Michelle Anderson, Social and Community Services
  • Lynden King, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Cecilia Yarra, Sports and Recreation
  • Laguna Sunrise Rotar, yService Organizations and Groups
  • Clay Dagler, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Ryan Allen, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Kevin Spease, Social and Community Services
  • Ray Bayles, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Beth Seevers, Sports and Recreation
  • Harriet Eddy Middle School National Honor Society, Service Organizations and Groups
  • John Phillips, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Keith Smothers, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Don Nelson, Social and Community Service
  • Jackie Lewis, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Jonathan Sparks, Sports and Recreation
  • Volunteers in Police Service, Service Organizations & Groups
  • Abigail Taylor, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Lee Salo, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Angela Spease, Social and Community Service
  • Elk Grove Quilt Guild, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Steve Abrams, Sports and Recreation
  • Laguna Sunrise Rotary, Service Organizations and Groups
  • Cindy Lam, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Ruby Parsley, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Kirkland Stout, Social and Community Services
  • David and Ginger Simpson, Social and Community Services
  • Jim Entrican, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Josh Jordan, Sports and Recreation
  • Elk Grove Community Garden, Service Organizations and Groups
  • Emiko Inouye, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Dennis Williams, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Teresa Rodriguez, Social and Community Service
  • Dee Tschida, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Sarah Schlussler, Sports and Recreation
  • Wayne Davis, Children and Youth Support
  • Abigail Carson, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Maria Kang, Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups
  • Dale Miller, Social and Community Service
  • Rich Tupen, Social and Community Service
  • John Hanrahan, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Billy Daniels, Sports and Recreation
  • Mike Jones, Children and Youth Support
  • Matthew Banicki, Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Connie Conley, Residents, Neighborhoods, and Community Groups
  • Frank Lucia, Social and Community Services
  • Nan Mahon, Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Elk Grove Sports Foundation, Sports and Recreation
  • Dan Woodward, Children and Youth Support
  • Austin Wu, Young Volunteer of the Year