Awards & Recognitions

The Town of Erie accepts nominations for awards, celebratory recognition, and more. For more information, please see the nomination forms below.

Outstanding Resident Award

The Outstanding Resident Award is presented to Erie residents, non-profits, or organizations who have made significant contributions to or had a significant positive impact on the community. Residents are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals for consideration for the award often. Selection criteria are broad, as contribution and impact can be measured or determined in different ways. Things such as community leadership, community organization involvement, heroic action, humanitarian efforts, service, volunteerism, and even things like business success, personal or professional achievement, or recognition brought to the Town of Erie community as a result of an individual's efforts. 

Each nomination will be given the utmost consideration. When a nominee is selected for the award, the nominator will be notified by the Town of Erie and the next formal recognition will be by the Board of Trustees in January. The award itself is a commemorative brick laid in the heart of the Town, at the Erie Community Park. To enter a nomination, complete the nomination form

2021 Outstanding Resident Award

The winner of the 2022 Outstanding Resident Award is Justin Brooks! The award was presented at a Board of Trustee meeting on Jan. 11, 2022. View the agenda item for the presentation or watch the video. For this first award, 18 members of the community were nominated. Justin Brooks was nominated and the decision for a winner was made before he was named as Trustee to the Board. His contributions to the Town have been vast as his nomination form noted, "Justin is a fantastic community organizer and influential resident. I appreciate his calm demeanor, his clear thought process, and his ability to see all sides in any situation."

Flag Display Request

The Town of Erie may approve the display of a special flag with the approval of an application from an Erie resident on flagpoles owned or controlled by the Town. View the Flag Policy here (flags must be in line with the issuance of a federal or state proclamation). To begin, visit the Flag Application.