Nominations are currently being accepted for individuals to honor in Lompoc’s River Park Recognition Grove for 2020. The Recognition Grove program is run by the Lompoc Beautification & Appearance Commission, and honors Lompoc Valley residents who have made significant contributions to the community.

Applications for nominations can be obtained at under News, and must be submitted as detailed on the application by Monday, Dec. 9.

A $300 fee to cover the cost of the bronze recognition plaques must be submitted along with each application, which will be returned to the applicant if their nominee is not selected for inclusion in Recognition Grove for 2020.

The new recognition plaques will be unveiled as part of Arbor Day celebrations in April.

For more information on the recognition program, or to request a hard copy of the application, contact Kathleen Forbes, 805-875-8034.

— Samantha Scroggin for city of Lompoc.