How to be Considered for the Fernando Award

Award Application

Who should be nominated?

A nominee for the Fernando Award must be making a difference! They should reside or work in the San Fernando Valley and have exhibited impressive leadership and exceptional effort in support of a variety of valley-wide civic and community programs and causes. All residents and community organizations of the San Fernando Valley are encouraged to participate in the nomination process.

A nominee can be nominated by an individual or organization and can be nominated by a maximum of two persons or organizations.

Current or former public officials, candidates for political office, members of the Board of Directors, employees of the Fernando Award Foundation and past recipients are ineligible for nomination.

Before you nominate.

To assist you with the nomination process, you can contact
Gary M. Thomas, Past Recipient, at (818) 727-9040 or email prior to filling out the nomination package.  He is available to answer any questions you may have and will help make the nomination process as simple as possible.

The nomination package.

Complete the information in the Nomination Package. Your completed package should include:

  1. Complete and sign the Nominator/Nominee Acknowledgement page. This should be completed and signed by the one or two nominators and the nominee.
  2. Complete the Nominee/Nominator Contact page.
  3. Provide a Biographical Resume of the nominee’s volunteer and achievement history.  A sample of information that can be included is listed in this package.  This should be single sided from one to a MAXIMUM of four pages and should be as complete as possible in summarizing the nominee’s service and impact as a volunteer to the San Fernando Valley.
  4. Supply a color photograph of the nominee. This will be supplied to the media along with nominee biographical information. The photo should be at least 4” x 6” at 300dpi and should be emailed to

Deadline for submission.

The Nomination Packet and required material described above must be received by Fernando Award Foundation Inc. at the address below or via email no later than Sunday, June 30, 2019.


Nomination Form


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