The Surrey Good Citizen of the Year Award recognizes outstanding service to our community.

This honour is awarded to a person who has given outstanding service for the betterment of our community over the years.

Selection criteria includes that:

  • The individual is a current resident or business owner during the years of service under consideration;
  • The honour be awarded to an individual who has given outstanding service for at least 15 years;
  • Volunteer contributions have had a positive influence in the City of Surrey and to its residents;
  • That elected officials currently holding office, not be considered for this award;
  • That any person that is not politically active including former elected officials may be considered for this award.

When selecting a recipient of the award Council will also consider the diversity and demographics in the City and look to ensure that the award recipients reflective of this over time.

    2021 Good Citizen of the Year


    The 2021 Good Citizen award was presented to John Block. Mr. Block has volunteered within the community for over 30 years, been a regular supporter of many annual fundraising campaigns and has been an advocate committed to building partnerships with community leaders and businesses to find innovative ways to meet the needs of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. Mr. Block’s volunteer work, leadership and lengthy years of service are greatly appreciated and duly recognized by the City.

    Past Recipients

    • 2007: Volkmar (Wally) Sandvoss
    • 2008: Jim King
    • 2009: Marie Cooper
    • 2010: Bill McNamara
    • 2011: Avril Flather
    • 2012: Deb Jack
    • 2013: Bill Reid
    • 2014: Ron Meadley
    • 2015: Michael Wilson
    • 2016: Rick Hart
    • 2017: Bob McMurray
    • 2018: James Good
    • 2019: A recipient was not selected
    • 2020: Jim Bennett
    • 2021: John Block