45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Contra Costa County will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. In the spirit of Dr. King’s work, this year’s theme is “The Future Belongs to All.” The County now seeks nominations for a Student and Adult Humanitarian of the Year.

Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors will recognize two individuals, (1) a community member and (2) a student leader, whose dedication to others embodies the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the January event.

We welcome your nominations of a community member and/or student whose accomplishments and actions go above and beyond to positively impact Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities. Please nominate candidates who demonstrate leadership, commitment to the community, and personal integrity.

Submit nominations

The deadline to submit candidates for consideration is Friday, November 4, 2022. 

44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Watch the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The theme of the event was “One People, One Nation, One Dream.” Countywide recognition was given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Gigi Crowder, who is Executive Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Contra Costa and an Antioch resident, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kaia Morgan, a senior at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord and a Pittsburg resident. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents, and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.