The following information is supplied by the Pacific Palisades Community Council:
Purpose: The purpose of the Community Service Award is to honor long term and continuing outstanding volunteer service by an individual to a Pacific Palisades neighborhood or to the community-at-large.
Community Service Award Guidelines
Nominations: Any organization or individual in the community may nominate a candidate. There is no limit on the number of nominations an individual/organization may submit. Only nominations submitted specifically for this award are eligible for consideration, although the nomination may be supported by materials written for other awards. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the chairperson of the Pacific Palisades Community Council, Barbara Kohn, at P.O. Box 1131 or by email to the chairperson of the PPCC in accordance with the time frame suggested below.
Community Service Award Selection Committee: The chairperson shall appoint a committee of not less than three (3) current members to review the nominations and select one or more persons to receive the award. Prior to the committee selecting persons for the award, the committee chairperson shall circulate by email to other current members of the board a list of those persons who have been nominated and ask that if any member of the Board desires to submit comments about any nominee, they should submit any comments to the committee chairperson within five days.
Recipient: The recipient must be an individual. Each recipient’s service should be of a voluntary nature and not merely the beneficial outcome of official or business-related work that the recipient is engaged in.
The Award: The award shall be chosen and prepared by the committee and presented to the Recipient(s) at the Annual Pacific Palisades Community Council December Potluck Meeting. The recipient(s) and their family members shall be guests of the PPCC. The Palisades Americanism Parade Association (PAPA) shall be notified of the names of recipients so they may be included in the annual July 4 parade. (Notify PAPA @ P.O. Box 1776, PP 90272).
Suggested Time Frame:
First October Meeting:
- Distribute Award Guidelines and discuss the award.
- Submit Press Release to relevant publications soliciting nominations.
- Second October Meeting: Appoint Award Selection Committee. Deadline for receipt of nominations: The last Saturday in October.
- November meeting: Committee announces award winner(s), notifies the winner(s), notifies the local press.
- Winners are invited to the December Meeting Pot-luck. Award Presentation.