Community Awards

Every year at the June SoRo Festival the community service non-profit SoRo Community Foundation and South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO NC) partner to recognize people and businesses who have made a difference in the community with two awards: the Susan Bursk Community Service Award and the Outstanding Green Citizenship Award.

Bursk Award

Susan Bursk Community Service Award

Click here to nominate a candidate for the 2017 award

Named for Susan Bursk, its first recipient back in 2007, this award is given each year to recognize a SORO stakeholder who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, service, and/or leadership with a far-reaching and positive impact on the SORO community.

Past honorees

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  • 2016: Terrence Gomes
  • 2015: Bette Billet
  • 2014: Barbara Kaye
  • 2013: Paula Waxman
  • 2012: Beth Ryan
  • 2011: Liz Carlin
  • 2010: Jon Liberman
  • 2009: Susan Strick
  • 2008: Michele Wytko
  • 2008: SLO Rashad Sharif
  • 2007: Susan Bursk


Green Citizenship Award

Outstanding Green Citizenship Award

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Since 2010, SORO NC and the SoRo Community Foundation have also honored a business or organization in the South Robertson community each year that has shown outstanding leadership in greening their business practices and workplace.

Past honorees

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  • 2016: Saran Kirschbaum

  • 2015: Karen Laramay and Cristina Paul

  • 2014: Green Truck

  • 2013: Charmaine Colina and Shenandoah Elementary School

  • 2012: Pico Cleaners

  • 2011: Green Beginning Community Preschool
  • 2010: Vons Supermarket

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