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 1) Marla RuzickaHumanitarian of the Year

An individual who actively promotes the welfare of the human race, especially residents of Lake County.

Sponsor: Cliff & Nancy Ruzicka 

 2) Senior of the Year

A senior who actively participates in the activities and promotes positive changes in issues that face the seniors of Lake County

          Sponsored by: Hospice Services of Lake County

3) Volunteer of the Year

Through continued active participation & support for organizations & projects, demonstration of ongoing tireless efforts on behalf of Lake County’s volunteer services. 

Sponsored by: The Naomi Bruce Family

4) Student of the Year- Female

The Bo Tipton award for a High School Student that makes notable contributions, has the highest caliber of citizenship & positive growth of character.

Sponsored by: Lake County Office of Education

 5) Student of the Year-Male

The Bo Tipton award for a High School Student that makes notable contributions, has the highest caliber of citizenship & positive growth of character.

Sponsored by: Lake County Office of Education

6) Youth Advocate of the Year– Volunteer

For contributions to the youth of Lake County, whether it be in the line of a teacher, coach, counselor, or a group dedicated to providing support and/or direction which will insure the quality of life in Lake County for our Youth.

Sponsored by:  Savings Bank of Lake & Mendocino

7) Youth Advocate of the Year– Professional

For contributions to the youth of Lake County, whether it be in the line of a teacher, coach, counselor, or a group dedicated to providing support and/or direction which will insure the quality of life in Lake County for our Youth.

           Sponsored by: West Coast Fire & Water

 8) Agriculture Award

For contributions to the development & sustainability of Lake County Agriculture by an individual or group.

                 Sponsored by: Calpine Corporation

 9) Organization of the Year-Non-profit

(paid staff)

    Sponsored by: NCO, North Coast Opportunities

10) Organization of the Year–Volunteer

(all volunteer)

An organization that focuses on improving conditions or having a positive impact on issues that affect residents of Lake County

Sponsored by: Community First Credit Union

11) Environmental Award

To the person(s) or group who have made a special contribution to preserve, protect or enhance the natural and cultural resources for the residents of Lake County.

            Sponsored by: Adventist Health Clear Lake

12) New Business of the Year

A business of any size, type or nature that has opened within the past 12 months and is determined to have made an exciting addition to Lake County.

       Sponsored by:  Skylark Shore Resorts

13) Small Business of the Year

                      Sponsored by: Foods Etc.

(less than 20 employees)

Sponsored by: Foods Etc.

14) Large Business of the Year

(20 or more employees)

Contributes to the growth of Lake County by offering contributions, new and/or improved services, facilities or merchandise availability and who also actively participate in community events & projects.

Sponsored by: Bruno’s Shop Smart

15) Best Idea of the Year

A new and creative idea that touched our community around the lake: Recreational, Commercial, Arts, etc.

Sponsored by: West America Bank

16) Local Hero of the Year

This person will have demonstrated a single act of heroism above & beyond the call of duty.

Sponsor: Congressman Mike Thompson 

 

17) Joshua Blair Memorial Arts

Award-Amateur

Sponsored by: Lake County Theatre Company

 

18) The Arts Award of the

Year-Professional

Person(s) or organization who promotes, participates or supports the arts: Music, Theater, Fine Arts.

Sponsored by: Sutter Lakeside Hospital

19) Public Safety Award

 An individual peace officer, firefighter, or EMS first responder who distinguished him/herself by engaging in activity that had an enduring impact on our community, either through their official or personal capacity. 

Sponsor: Sheriff Brian Martin 

20) Woman of the Year

Outstanding character, leadership ability & service to the community.

Sponsored by: North Lake Medical Pharmacy

 21) Roland Johnstrud Man of the Year

Outstanding character, leadership ability & service to the community.

            Sponsored by:  Bill & Dana Kearney

22) Lifetime Achievement

A person whose involvement in their community over a period of years has resulted in major improvements and enhancements

in the community’s quality of life.

        Sponsored by:  Strong Financial Network

Mail or Drop off your application at :

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

875 Lakport Blvd.

Lakeport, CA 95451

If you have any questions call 

707-263-5092