Nominations Being Accepted for 2021 Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award
The City of Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting nominations through Friday, September 10, 2021 for this year’s Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award, which recognizes contributions to improving recreation resources for the community.
“Every year, the nominations for the Jake Kuredjian Award offer us a window into what makes Malibu so special – people who are passionate about making our community a better place for all,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti.
Members of the Malibu community are invited to submit nominations at MalibuCity.org/JakeAward. Nomination forms are also available in person in the Michael Landon Community Center at Malibu Bluffs Park and at Malibu City Hall. The nomination period closes at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 10, 2021.
The award is presented annually to an outstanding individual or group who has given their time and resources to enhance the quality of recreation programs for the Malibu community. Past recipients of this award have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life in Malibu through recreational opportunities and have made a lasting contribution to the community.
The Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award is in honor of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian. Deputy Kuredjian was killed in the line of duty on August 31, 2001, while he and other law enforcement personnel were engaged in a shootout with a suspect in Stevenson Ranch. Deputy Kuredjian often worked as an Armenian interpreter for the Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the FBI. The Gold Meritorious Conduct Medal was presented to Deputy Kuredjian in 1989, for rescuing a woman from a cliff while stationed in Malibu.
Nominations will be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Commission will select a recipient then make its recommendation to the City Council.
For more information, including a list of past award recipients, visit https://www.MalibuCity.org/JakeAward.