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2018 Golden Heart Awards Deadline Extended

Nominations due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018

Post Date:January 12, 2018 4:20 p.m.

The City of Davis Annual Golden Heart Award Nomination period for 2018 has been extended to January 19, 2018.

In memory of Andrew Mockus, who was tragically killed by his peers in 1992, the City of Davis Recreation and Park Commission expanded its commitment to the youth of the Davis community. Through Public forums, various issues were discussed as to how the community could better meet the needs of teens in the community.

After careful consideration, the Commission suggested the City Council adopt several recommendations. One of the Commission recommendations was to develop an annual Golden Heart Award as a way to recognize outstanding youth in the community, especially those students who are not typically recognized in other forums. Mayor Davis, states “Each year the City Council is honored to acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of the youth in Davis. The Golden Heart award is a meaningful way to recognize those who continuously display resiliency and provide service to our community.”

There are two different categories within the award: the service award and the personal challenge award. The service award recognizes individuals who have given significant service to an expressed need in the community, to their peers, and/or to their school. The personal challenge award recognizes individuals who have overcome a significant challenge in their life. Both of these awards hope to represent youth who are the “non-traditional achievers”.

Nomination forms are available at  Anyone (other than one’s self or one’s parent) is welcome to nominate a deserving Davis youth who is currently in the seventh through twelfth grades. 

Nominations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 in one of the following ways:

  • By email to
  • By mail:
    City of Davis
    Golden Heart Awards – ATTN: Carrie Dyer
    23 Russell Blvd.
    Davis, CA 95616
  • Dropped off to:
    City Hall, City Clerk’s Office Public Counter, 23 Russell Blvd.

The reception and awards presentation is on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the City Council meeting.

For more information about the awards, please visit

For more information, please contact Carrie Dyer, City of Davis City Manager's Office, at 530-747-5863 or

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