Live United Awards


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Shelter in Place orders, we are once again celebrating our annual community service awards virtually this year. The LIVE UNITED Awards ceremony honors the outstanding volunteers who gave back to our community throughout the previous year. We had so many incredible nominations that it would be a shame to completely cancel our recognition of their work.

To thank all the volunteers who dedicated their time and efforts to give back during a difficult year, we put together a video with help of community members across the county. Because of you, Monterey County stayed united!

We invite you to join us in celebrating volunteers who dedicated their time to give back. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see our announcements of the honorees awarded as champions of Early Care and Education, Asset Building, Housing Solutions, Community Service, and Lifetime of Service. Click here or on the graphic below to read about all of this year's nominees. 

2021 LIVE UNITED Awards Honorees

  • Champion for Early Care and Education - George Lange
  • Champion for Housing Solutions - Esther Malkin
  • Champion for Asset Building - Patte Kronlund
  • Outstanding Youth Volunteer - Makena Silva
  • Outstanding Community Service - ALL IN Monterey
  • Lifetime of Service - Kate Novoa


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