Located in Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park Civic participation 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 its 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 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.
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, Community Services front counter located on the second floor of the Irvine Civic Center and on this page. Click here to download the online application.
Completed applications must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2017 and submitted by one of the following methods addressed to the attention of the City Clerk’s Office.
Mail completed application to:
City of Irvine
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA, 92623-9575
Email completed application to:
Drop-off completed application to:
Irvine Civic Center:
Attention: City Clerk
1 Civic Center Plaza
First floor reception desk
Click here for an application.
Please click here to download the Procedures.
For more information about the program, please contact the Program Administrator, Wendy Brown.