WSDA Citizen of the Year

The WSDA Citizen of the Year Award is given each year to recognize a member dentist who has given outstanding service to a domestic and/or foreign community; to encourage others toward such activity; to reinforce values of service to the profession; and to promote the image of dentistry.

We want to hear about the good works our members are doing in their communities. Please consider nominating a member dentist you know for 2021 WSDA Citizen of the Year!

Selection Criteria

  • The nominee must be a WSDA member
  • The award will be based on civic activities, elective and volunteer, including, but not limited to:
    • Service organizations
    • Youth groups
    • Schools
    • Non-salaried government positions
    • Church-sponsored community services
    • Personal commitment to community service through volunteering
    • Service to all 501(c)(3) Foundations
  • Priority will be given to nominees whose service has been in Washington state


Nominations for 2021 WSDA Citizen of the Year are due by Friday, July 2. Former nominees may be re-nominated.

Award Presentation

The 2021 award winner will be honored at the Citizen of the Year Award Dinner on Friday, September 10 at the WSDA House of Delegates, held at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane.

Nomination Form

About the Nominee


Please provide the name and contact information of another person (in addition to yourself) who is familiar with your nominee’s civic service.

About the Nominator

Please tell us about yourself.

Dr. Beatrice Gandara 2019 WSDA Citizen of the Year

Read about Dr. Beatrice Gandara, 2019 WSDA Citizen of the Year.
  • Previous Citizen of the Year Award Recipients