Veteran of the Year Awards

 

The County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Veterans Commission announce the 2017 Veteran of the Year, the Patriot of the Year and the Enterprise the Year awards.  The Veteran of the Year award recognizes that San Mateo County veteran resident who has distinguished him or herself through outstanding service to the County’s community.  The Patriot of the Year award recognizes that San Mateo County non-veteran resident who has demonstrated exceptional service to the County’s veterans and veteran community.  The Enterprise of the Year award recognizes that for-profit or non-for-profit corporation that has demonstrated exemplary service to the County’s veteran community.   The awards will be presented at a luncheon to be held on November 9, 2017.

The County’s Veterans Commission is now accepting nominations for each of the award categories.  Nomination forms may be obtained either online at http://hsa.smcgov.org/nomination-forms-and-publications or at the San Mateo County Veteran Services Office at 550 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.

All nominations must be received no later than 4 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the San Mateo County Veteran Services Office at 550 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.  The Veterans Commission will review and select the award winners.      

For questions, please contact the Marci Dragun at (650) 599-1021 or mdragun@smcgov.org.

Program guidelines

  • All Veteran of the Year and Patriot of the Year nominees must be a current residents of San Mateo County.  Enterprise nominees need not be headquartered in the County but must have a business presence by operating an office or conducting business in the County.
  • Veteran of the Year nominees must have served honorably in one of the U.S. armed services branches including the Coast Guard either/or on active duty or in the Reserve Component and received an honorable discharge.
  • Patriot of the Year nominees must be a non-veteran and a current resident of the County of San Mateo.
  • Enterprise of the Year nominees can be either a for-profit or not-for-profit (501c(3)) corporation.  Corporate nominees need not be headquartered in the County but must have a business presence by operating an office or conducting business in the County.

Award Luncheon

The Veterans Commission will evaluate all eligible nominations and recommend award selectees to the Commission Chair.  The award recipients will be recognized at a luncheon to he held on November 9, 2017.

2016 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 awardees: Judge John Grandsaert and Mr. Tim Healy for being selected as the County’s first Veterans of the Year, Ms. Carolyn Livengood for being selected as the County’s first Patriot of the Year, and to Reveille: Peninsula Covenant Church as the County’s first Enterprise of the Year.

Here are the links to each recipient’s vignettes:

Ms. Livengood:
https://youtu.be/Y0LWOL2ZhUk

Judge Grandsaert and Mr. Healy:
https://youtu.be/dI2yXU0iOOg
https://youtu.be/vAHQyGgWNpU

Reveille: Peninsula Covenant Church:
https://youtu.be/8iw2VEwKeBc

In case you missed the awards luncheon, here’s the link:

http://www.pentv.tv/2016/11/san-mateo-county-veterans-commission-first-a...

The Veterans Commission will be accepting nominations for each of the award categories in April 2017. Nomination forms may be found at https://hsa.smcgov.org/veterans-publications or at the San Mateo County Veteran Services Office at 400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont, CA 94002. For questions, please contact the Norman Aleman, Veteran Services Officer at (650) 802-7501 or via e-mail at naleman@smcgov.org.