Wall of Recognition

The Wall of Recognition, established in 2006 and located in Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, is a hallmark of Irvine. Even before Irvine became a city, there was a spirit of community activism, involvement and pride that set the tone for the municipality Irvine would become. Since the City's incorporation in 1971, hundreds of individuals have dedicated themselves in service to Irvine as mayors, City Council members, commissioners, committee members and leaders of community organizations. The Wall of Recognition honors these individuals, groups, organizations and businesses who have made significant contributions to the community. To date, 404 individuals and organizations have been honored by inclusion on the Wall of Recognition.

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Now Accepting Nominations

The City of Irvine is honored to recognize the community leaders who shaped Irvine's beginnings and those who continue to build upon the foundation of excellence for future generations. We are now accepting nominations for consideration for inclusion on the City's Wall of Recognition. The nomination period is open Nov. 1-Dec. 30.

To be eligible for consideration, individual nominees must be or have been someone who has lived, been employed, or attended school within the City of Irvine. Groups, businesses and organizations must be or have been located in Irvine. Other criteria for nominee consideration include:

  • Demonstrated creativity and/or initiative in providing service to the community;
  • Provided long-term service to the community, state or nation;
  • Made unique contributions marked by excellence and worthy of honor;
  • Made distinct, significant contribution(s) for the betterment of the City;
  • Demonstrated exceptional determination, character, commitment and leadership; and/or
  • Nominee died in the line of duty serving the City, the state or the nation.

No more than three nominations may be submitted by any one individual, group, organization or business. The nomination form is available at the Irvine Civic Center first floor reception desk and Community Services front counter located on the second floor of the Irvine Civic Center, or online here

Completed applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, and submitted by one of the following methods addressed to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office.

Mail completed form to: Email completed form to: Drop off completed from to:
City of Irvine City Clerk
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623-9575
clerk@cityofirvine.org Irvine Civic Center
Attn: City Clerk
1 Civic Center Plaza
First floor reception desk

Nomination Form

For more information, view the Wall of Recognition procedures here, or contact Community Services Superintendent Wendy Brown at wbrown@cityofirvine.org