City of Oceanside seeking nominations for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

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The city of Oceanside is soliciting nominations for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, according to a press release.

The award honors a resident of Oceanside or the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for exemplifying the philosophy and ideals of the late Dr. King who worked to advance civil rights, equal education, labor rights, voter rights and who fought racial inequality through non-violence and civil disobedience, according to the release.

The award particularly emphasizes volunteer activity and service to the people and City of Oceanside by a person outside of a work setting for a minimum of two years.

A committee appointed by the Oceanside Housing Commission will select the 2017 award recipient and finalists from the nominations.

The honoree will be announced on Jan. 16, 2017, in cooperation with the North San Diego County NAACP at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life and work of Dr. King.

The nomination form is available on the city website at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us. Nominations may be sent by fax to 760-435-6303. Note that the name of the person making the nomination is not revealed to the nominee but contact information may be used by the committee for clarification or additional information. Nominators do not have to be a resident of Oceanside or Camp Pendleton. Nominees will be notified of their nomination no later than 10 days after the nomination deadline. Nominations must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

For questions about the program or the nomination form, call 760-435-3377.

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