Wall of Recognition

Overview

Wall of Recognition

The Wall of Recognition, dedicated in 2018 – the 125th anniversary of Rocklin's incorporation — was created to recognize and permanently commemorate persons, families, business entities, and community groups making significant contributions to the city. These contributions, in a variety of ways, help shape the character, history, culture and identity of Rocklin. As names are added, the Wall will tell a story. It is intended as a mosaic of Rocklin for the public to reflect upon, learn from, and celebrate.

Nominations are accepted year-round, with awards made in late summer/early fall. 

Wall of Recognition Nomination downloadable form 

To nominate for the award, use the form below:

The Wall of Recognition, dedicated in 2018 – the 125th anniversary of Rocklin’s incorporation — was created to recognize and permanently commemorate persons, families, business entities, and community groups making significant contributions to the city. These contributions, in a variety of ways, help shape the character, history, culture and identity of Rocklin. As names are added, the Wall will tell a story. It is intended as a mosaic of Rocklin for the public to reflect upon, learn from, and celebrate.

Nominations are accepted year-round, with awards made in late summer/early fall. 

Wall of Recognition Nomination downloadable form 

To nominate for the award, use the form below:

Nominee Information
City Affiliations
Eligibility

Please indicate the area of impact (i.e. resident, business/work, school, organization, etc.) and length of residence (if applicable).

Provide detailed information about how the nominee has:

  • Demonstrated creativity and/or initiative in providing service to the community
  • Provided long-term service to the community
  • Provided unique contributions that are marked by excellence and worthy of honor
  • Made a distinct, significant contribution to the betterment of the city
  • Demonstrated exceptional determination, character, commitment and/or leadership
Article By Alyssa Mielke

Rocklin Historical Society Honored at Wall of Recognition Ceremony

Hank Lohse, Rocklin Historical Society President, and his wife Nancy stand with Rocklin Mayor Joe Patterson, Councilmember Jill Gayaldo, Vice-Mayor Greg Janda, Councilmember Ken Broadway, and Councilmember Bill Halldin at the unveiling of the Wall of Recognition.

Rocklin City Council, residents, and members of the Rocklin Historical Society gathered on November 7 to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments and unveil the etching of their name in granite on the Wall of Recognition.

“Rocklin Historical Society has done an excellent job at helping us preserve the collective memory of the City,” said Rocklin Mayor Joe Patterson. “I don’t think there is anything remotely like it in the area, with all their tremendous accomplishments.”

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Wall of Recognition Honors Rocklin Contributors
November 1, 2018

Roy Ruhkala, the patriarch of the Rocklin Ruhkalas at over 90 years old, was front and center with multiple generations of his family at the unveiling of the Rocklin Wall of Recognition on Nov. 1 at Peter Hill Heritage Park. The Ruhkalas were joined by two other groups of honorees whose accomplishments were etched on the wall, including representatives of the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers and former long-time Rocklin City Manager Dr. Carlos Urrutia and his family.