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

Contra Costa County will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 44th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. In the spirit of Dr. King’s work, this year’s theme is “One People, One Nation, One Dream.” 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 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 5, 2021. 

43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony

Watch the 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ceremony held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. 

The theme of the event was “Silence is Not an Option.” Countywide recognition was given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Velma Wilson from Antioch, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Kimyatta Newby, a recent graduate of Middle College High School in San Pablo. 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.

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