fire, police and community members
Sacramento's City Awards Celebration is hosted by businesses, churches, and residents. This unique event honors and celebrates the efforts of outstanding fire, police, and community members that have made a positive impact in our neighborhoods. This event will be hosted by multimedia journalist, Cristina Mendonsa.
Our goal is to ensure that the selfless efforts of our fire, police, and community members are honored and celebrated.
In 2018 our Sacramento Firefighters will be honored as well!
Location and Time
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Celebration begins at 7:00p.m.
Private VIP reception immediately following
Each award presented will not only highlight the service efforts of members of the Sacramento Fire and Police, but individual community members as well.
Sherwood Carthen Service Above Self Award
Recognizing the selfless efforts of the recipient to others in our community.
Champions of Education Award
Recognizes the contributions of an individual in education who has shown extra effort to improve student safety, behavior or opportunity in the education environment.
Bill Bean Jr. Youth Commitment Award
Recognizes the recipients efforts to provide opportunities in the education environment.
Community Partnership Award
Recognizes those who exhibit commitment to police/community partnerships and improving the quality of life in our community.
JJ Clavo Outstanding Youth Award
Recognizes the outstanding commitment and effort to academic, athletic and/or citizenship achievement from a youth in our community.
Honorable Award Namesakes
Service Above Self
Bishop Sherwood Carthen was born in 1959 and became a pastor at the tender age of 20, serving for 20 years in his Sacramento church. He became active in local and national issues, quickly becoming a leading figure...
Billy Bean Jr.
Officer William Chandler Bean, Jr. gave his life in the line of duty as a Sacramento police officer on February 9,1999 during a traffic stop. He is memorialized as a public servant deserving commemoration by...
Jaulon “JJ” Clavo was a leader amongst his peers. He was the first to accept the Sober Youth pledge and commit to sobriety until his 21st birthday. He was a well-loved football player at Grant High School, robbed of his...
Service Above Self
Edward E. Luttig
Edward E. Luttig was a Sacramento firefighter for only three years before he suffered severe brain damage in the line of duty, but his short career changed the face of firefighting forever. After Luttig was overcome by smoke because of a faulty breathing apparatus, the City Fire Department began using a more reliable mask. Luttig’s name is now associated nationwide with self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters. Luttig’s death rallied firefighters who donated their own time and money to support Luttig and his family during his remaining 23 years on life support.
We Are Grateful To Koinonia Youth For Being Our VIP Hospitality Servers
Founded 2016: Inaugural Year
Sacramento's City Awards Celebration originated out of a conversation several years ago between Sacramento's Police Chief Sam Somers and Francis Anfuso, a founding member of the City Awards Banquet honoring the Roseville Police and Fire Departments. www.RosevilleCityAwards.com
As the son of a former NY Congressman and Supreme Court Judge (1951-1966) and serving as a community pastor in Roseville since 1997, I have a unique perspective on the importance of our first responders. My heart to honor and encourage those who serve our community is where the idea for the Roseville City Awards originated 18 years ago. Believing the positive benefits of celebrating our police and fire personnel and the community they serve could become an opportunity of unity and honoring for other communities is the goal of these events. ~ Francis Anfuso