Citizen of the Year

Each year the Citizen of the Year Committee seeks nominations from the community of people who could be selected as Novato Citizen of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year is always a well kept Novato secret until the night of Novato’s Birthday Party. 

Nominate someone for the 2023 Novato Citizen of the Year


Nomination letter – English and Spanish

Guidelines – English and Spanish

Form – English and Spanish

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year 2023

Paul Price, a catch-all fixture for the Novato community, was the 2023 Citizen of the Year for his almost 40 years of volunteer service to local events and organizations. 

Since moving to Novato in 1983, Price played a vital role in shaping and enhancing the business landscape of Novato while running his kitchen and bathroom remodeling company. The committee gave him the nod after reviewing his significant contributions to the Downtown Novato Business Association, the Fourth of July Parade, the Holiday Tree Lighting Festival, Rock the Block concerts, the Trek Winery Harvest Festival, and more.

Price was cited in the award nomination as a cheerful and engaging personality who inspired friends and colleagues to participate in planning important Novato events. Typically, he handled tasks that required heavy equipment and extra labor. Price provided street barriers, either by hauling concrete blocks with his forklift or recruiting contractor friends to block side streets with their trucks for added security and traffic control. He even built a miniature Novato City Hall that was featured as a Fourth of July parade float and constructed the tree lighting festival’s Santa’s Village.