Nominations Sought for the 2023 La Cañadan of the Year

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada announced that nominations for the La Cañadan of the Year will open on Jan. 15. The general public is invited to submit the name of an individual, or a couple, who has provided exemplary service to the La Cañada Flintridge and foothill neighborhoods. For over 70 years, the award has been presented to past recipients such as Gil Smith, Dr. William Pickering, Michael Davitt and, most recently, Sheri Morton, to name a few.

La Cañadan of the Year Nominating Committee Chairperson Trish McRae said, “The La Cañadan of the Year honor has been awarded to many of the ‘who’s who’ of La Cañada Flintridge. Our community is fortunate to have so many people who take service to heart and give back for the betterment of our City and children. I encourage everyone to submit a nomination for those they believe should be acknowledged and recognized for their volunteerism. We accept nominations for individuals as well as couples who serve together.”

La Cañada Kiwanis President Joe Radabaugh added, “I encourage everyone to consider their friends and neighbors and submit an application for those deserving individuals who have performed service in our great community to our long-standing event.”

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Feb. 12. A noon-time luncheon celebration will be held to announce the name of the recipient and a date to celebrate based on the recipient’s availability.

Nomination forms may be picked up at the La Cañada Flintridge City Hall at the LCF Chamber of Commerce counter. The application submittal forms may be requested by emailing Trish McRae at

Completed forms must be submitted by email to or mailed to Kiwanis Club of La Cañada – La Cañadan of the Year, c/o Trish McRae, P.O. Box 33, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91012. Those with questions can call Trish McRae at (818) 568-6411.