Citizen of the Month



To shine a spotlight on remarkable individuals and/or businesses in the community who reflect the essence of what it means to live, work, and give back to Montebello. Their commitment to collaboration, compassion, and community reminds us that we all have unique opportunities to positively influence the world around us.



  • Must be a resident, business, volunteer, or an employee of a Montebello business
  • Age 14 years or older (high-school age and above)
  • Demonstrates outstanding service that has benefited the City of Montebello or its residents
  • Demonstrate that a significant amount of time and personal resources has been invested for the benefit of the community
  • Demonstrates a positive impact, influence or outcome on the lives of others in and around Montebello

Nomination & Submission
Applicants may nominate themselves or another individual. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed every month. Nominees may carry over and be considered the following month if no or few nominations are received. In the event no nominations are received, or the nominee declines, no awardee will be named for that month. All nominations must contain sufficient details in order to be considered. The City reserves the right to reject nomination forms due to lack of information or may request additional details from the nominating party for committee consideration.

Click here to view and submit a digital Nomination Form.

The digital form may also be submitted to the Public Affairs Team by email and mail:
Email | [email protected]
Mail | Public Affairs, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640

Please see below for prospective deadline and award dates:

Selection Process

Recipients of the award are determined by a selection committee:

  • Montebello Chamber of Commerce
  • The Shops at Montebello
  • Montebello Rotary Club
  • Montebello Recreation & Community Services Department
  • Montebello Public Affairs Department

This committee will meet the 3rd Monday of each month to review all nominations received. The City reserves the right to confirm the accuracy of the information in all nominations received.

An awardee will be chosen based on a majority vote of the committee.

Winner Recognition

Winners will be notified via email and phone and formally acknowledged with a citation, brief public ceremony and an Honor Package at the first City Council meeting of the following month. (Example: February winner awarded first council meeting in March).

The City would like to thank and acknowledge the generosity of our review committee partners for their time and for their donations to the Honor Package. Montebello's Citizen of the Month program is a true community effort and investment in enhancing citizenship, building pride, and highlighting positivity across Montebello.

City of Montebello elevate logo

Montebello Bus Line


Recreation & Community Services department logo

 Montebello Fire department shield


The Shoppes at Montebello logo

Rotary International logo


Please contact the Public Affairs Department if you have any questions.

Phone | 323-358-1053

Email | [email protected]