Citizen of the Year

Every year, the Burien City Council honors community members who make outstanding contributions to our community by presenting them with the Citizen of the Year award. Recipients are nominated by Burien residents.

Nomination Instructions

Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do you know of a program or organization that has helped others in the community? Help us recognize that person or organization for their contribution to the Burien.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year. The City is currently accepting nominations for 2024 Citizen of the Year, to be awarded in 2024. 

Send the full name of the person you are nominating, a short statement describing why they deserve to be honored, and any links or supporting documents to:


Submit your nomination for Burien Citizen of the Year using the online form.


Attn: Adriene Buckley
City of Burien
400 SW 152nd St., Suite 300
Burien, WA 98166


February 9, 2024 

For more information, please contact Adriene Buckley at [email protected] or (206) 241-4647.

Past Award Winners

On March 6, 2023, the City Council selected Vicky Hartley as the 2023 Citizen of the Year.

Read stories about other past award winners on the Burien Magazine website or download the full list of past award winners.

Updated November 2, 2023