Linda Lyon Community Service Award

The Mayor and Council want to recognize the community volunteers that show consistent dedication.  The award is for outstanding and noteworthy community service as a volunteer, who is not appointed, elected, nor compensated for their service. In 2019, the City Council named the award for Linda Lyon in honor of her many years of service to the community as the founder of the Lafayette Community Fund, for being the driving force behind the Community Center renovations and for several other projects that positively impacted the lives of Lafayette residents.  Linda became the first recipient of the award, which is named in her honor.

A city form will be used to accept nominations from anyone on an on-going basis.  Residency in the City of Lafayette is not required for any nominee.  At any time the Mayor may nominate a meritorious candidate to the Council, which will determine each award recipient.  In determining outstanding community service, the Mayor and Council will consider the fallowing factors, including but not limited to:  length of dedicated and successful service; contributions to civic improvements or beatification; celebration and acknowledgement of Lafayette history; or overall contributions to enhance the quality-of-life in our community.  A non-cash gift award may be presented to the recipient, with any amount to be determined by the Mayor.  The Lafayette Community Service Award recipient will receive a personal plaque, and the recipient's name will be engraved on an additional plaque to be on a permanent display in City Hall.