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Spirit of Service Award Nominations Open February 1st

14th year honoring those who keep our community clean

Public nominations open February 1st for the 14th annual Spirit of Service Awards. This prestigious local award recognizes individuals, youth, families, agencies or local businesses that have made a notable impact by reducing waste or contributing to a clean community through graffiti and litter abatement.

We invite your nominations online!

Nominations are open from February 1st to March 12th and may be submitted online by visiting Everyone is encouraged to nominate friends, neighbors, co-workers, or organizations that they would like to see recognized. Winners will be honored at a luncheon ceremony in May.

Awards are presented in two categories: waste reduction (i.e. reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost) and clean community (graffiti and litter abatement). All nominations must be for programs, projects, or volunteer work done within the Santa Barbara city limits. Further details on Spirit of Service criteria and procedures are available online or by calling 805-564-5669.

Last year’s winners included: 

Waste Reduction Category

  • Mental Wellness Center
  • Catholic Charities Santa Barbara
  • Salvation Army Hospitality House

Clean Community Category

  • Salvation Army Hospitality House
  • Teens on the Scene

Looking Good Santa Barbara is a twenty-five-year-old City of Santa Barbara program joining residents, city staff and representatives from throughout the community to promote a clean and green Santa Barbara. The annual Spirit of Service awards is one of the flagship programs of this partnership, highlighting the efforts of those within the community who truly make Santa Barbara shine.

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2016
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