Annual Awards

The Martinez Chamber’s Annual Awards is a special event that recognizes people or organizations for their outstanding volunteerism and commitment to the community.

To nominate an individual or organization for an award, please fill out the appropriate form below OR write a letter stating why you believe the person or organization deserves the award. The more information that you provide gives your nominee a better chance of being an awardee! Your contact information and nominees’ contact information including address and telephone number on the letter is required for the nomination to be accepted. Please see the award categories and guidelines below.

Email letters to Julie@martinezchamber.com or mail to Martinez Chamber of Commerce, 603 Marina Vista Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553.

Citizen of the Year Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
The recipient of this award is an individual who has given volunteer community service to the Martinez Community as a whole as well as recognized for work in other communities that the recipient has been involved.

The recipient of this award will be judged upon the quality and quantity of volunteer service and work provided throughout their lifetime.

The recipient of this award will be judged as a “well rounded” individual, as well as, a significant contributing member of our community, (i.e. business, religious, educational, etc.)

Woman & Man of the Year
The recipient of this award will be someone who has given volunteer community service to the Martinez Community as a whole.

The recipient of this award will be judged upon the quality and quantity of volunteer service and work provided to our community during the past year.

The recipient of this award will be judged as a “well rounded” individual, as well as, a significant contributing member of our community, (i.e. business, religious, educational, etc.)

Young Woman & Young Man of the Year
The recipient of this award will be judged as a “well rounded” individual, as well as a significantly contributing member of our community. (i.e. Religious, Educational, Athletic, School Activities, Musical, Environmental, Social Responsibility, etc.) The selection committee will use the same guidelines as above when judging the Young Woman and Young Man of the Year nominees.
Service Without Borders
The recipient of this award is one individual who does not live in Martinez and has given volunteer service to the Martinez Community as a whole.

The recipient of this award will be judged upon the quality and quantity of volunteer service and work provided throughout their lifetime.

Educator/Teacher of the Year
The recipient of this award is an individual who must be an educator or teacher in the Martinez Unified School District or a Mt. Diablo School District serving Martinez residents. This person does not have to live in Martinez, but must work in one of the two school districts.
Citizens of the Year Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Details about the person being nominated.
See award category guidelines above for more information.

Nominator

Details of the person submiting the nomination.

Business of the Year Award

 
Guidelines
  1. Nominee must be an active business located or operating in the Martinez area.
  2. Nominee must be a member in good standing with the Martinez Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Nominee must have been in business for at least 3 years.
  4. Nominee must have demonstrated two or more of the following characteristics:
    • Exceptional growth through additional creation of jobs
    • Revenue growth
    • Innovative products or services
    • Involved in workforce development and supports education
    • Provides exemplary customer service
    • Volunteers in the Martinez Community
    • Demonstrates economic support of the Martinez area business community
Business of the Year Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Details about the business being nominated.

Nominator

Details of the person submiting the nomination.

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