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Thank you for being a part of Stars of Lake County 2021.

A big congratulations to all our recipients and nominees. 

We can now begin taking nominations for the 2022 year .

Details on next year’s event will be release as they are decided.

 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

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