OCEANSIDE–The City is seeking nominees for the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City.

The award especially recognizes volunteer work and activity done by persons outside of a work setting and over a long period of time. The award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in recognition of the contribution that he and others made to promote positive relationships between people, groups, and cultures.

Any resident of the City of Oceanside or Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton may be nominated for the award; there are no restrictions as to race, ethnicity, age or type of volunteer service. This will be the twenty-sixth year for the civic award; photos of past recipients are displayed in the community rooms adjacent to the Oceanside Public Library. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City Web site at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us under the Neighborhood Services – Housing Division web page.

The deadline to return nomination forms is December 4. The 2015 honoree will be announced on January 19, 2015, at the annual “Prayer Breakfast” commemorating the life of Dr. King.

For more information on the community service award program, or to obtain a nomination form, call (760) 435-3377.