Nominees Sought for Sierra Madre “Honors”

News Net file photo - Danny Osti accepts George Maurer Lifetime Award at 2007 Honors dinner

This is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City

Commissioners and employees. Sierra Madre Honors… Recognition and Appreciation Dinner will recognize all out-going City Commissioners as well as extraordinary community members, organizations and employees. Please take a moment to review the awards listed below and nominate any person you feel is eligible for such an honor.

To nominate a member of the Sierra Madre Community for one of the Awards, please include the person’s name, phone number, address, and 1-page explanation of nomination along with your name and phone number, and return to City Hall, the Community Recreation Center, or email to

George Maurer Lifetime Service Award

Presented to a person/entity that most strongly represents a commitment to serving and volunteering, which is the true spirit of Sierra Madre.

Wistaria Award

In recognition of City/Community partnership, presented to a local business or organization whose major contributions to the City/Community of Sierra Madre have demonstrated a true partnership that assists in and provides services, programs, or enhances the general welfare of the community as a whole.

Police Chief’s Special Award

Presented by the Sierra Madre Chief of Police to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty (employee) or service (community) in resolving a community law enforcement-related issue.

Public Safety Award

Presented by the Mayor to an individual, either an employee or citizen, who took action to protect and maintain the safety of the community by taking lifesaving action.

Public Service Award

Employee of the Year – presented by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the City Manager to an extraordinary city employee who has represented remarkable customer and public service as well as dedication to the citizens of Sierra Madre over the course of a year.

Community Youth Service Award

Presented to a young adult in the community who demonstrates dedication and outstanding service to the community.

This year’s Sierra Madre Honors… Recognition and Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2011.  For more information on the nomination process or on the event, please contact the Community & Personnel Services Department at 626-355-5278 or