Nomination Forms for Citizen & Youth of the Year

CITIZEN of the Year Nomination Guidelines

The Citizen of the Year is sponsored annually by the Citizen of the Year Committee (COY). The winner will be announced at the Annual Riverbank Community Awards Banquet held on March 7, 2020 The previous year winner will present the new Citizen of the Year Award at the Awards Banquet (dinner tickets will be available for sale starting 2/10/20).


Any individual or organization may nominate one candidate and must include name and contact information for the candidate along with the reasons for the nomination. Only one person per application will be accepted.  All others will be disqualified.  No couples or teams accepted. All nomination forms will be reviewed by the COY committee to ensure that they meet the given guidelines.


Nominations must use the Official Nomination form format.  Additional pages may be added if necessary.

Click Here For Nomination Form

When considering a candidate for nomination, we ask you to focus on the contributions of the nominee, to our Riverbank Community highlighting their activities aside from their job responsibilities.

  • Nominees who have given selflessly of their personal time and talents for the betterment of the community, whether they are known by many or few.
  • Outstanding accomplishments in community service to others.
  • Impact of achievement on the community.
  • A nominee does not have to live in Riverbank but their volunteer work must be for the City of Riverbank and benefit the Riverbank community.

We ask that the nominator notify the nominee of their nomination. Please be aware that the Citizen of the Year is not a one-night event but will involve some duties and participation throughout the year and a lifetime membership to the committee.

Each nominee will be contacted via phone to congratulate and notify them of their nomination. They will also be given the opportunity to accept or decline the nomination. Only one award recipient will be honored per year. The winner will receive a plaque, the title of Riverbank Citizen of the Year, and will preside as Grand Marshall of the Annual Riverbank Christmas Parade. The winner is to preside over COY Committee as chairperson for the following year.

Only COY Committee members are allowed to vote for a COY winner. In the event that a COY committee member is related to a nominee that member shall refrain from voting that year.

  1. Youth of the Year Scholarship

This is a courtesy posting for the Riverbank Citizen of the Year Committee

Every year the Citizen of the Year Committee seeks out the help of the community for nominations to honor the next Citizen of the Year. They have also been offering a scholarship for a local high school senior who can be named Youth of the Year.

The 2019 nomination period is now open! The deadline to return both Citizen of the Year nomination forms and Youth of the Year Scholarship application is January 10, 2020.

The Award banquet honoring the winners is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020.