Wall of Recognition Recipients


2023 Wall Of Recognition Honorees

The Wall of Recognition, initially dedicated on 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. 

Article By Warren Jorgensen, Community Recognition Commissioner

City Accepting Nominations for Wall of Recognition
Former Mayor George Magnuson Reflects on Volunteerism

George Magnuson was one of the City’s longest-serving City Councilmembers, a volunteer firefighter, and community activist. He recently recalled the feeling of pride he took from in being a volunteer and that he was pleased to see a spotlight shined on the many others who give back when the “Public Safety Volunteers” were included in the first group of honorees to be inscribed on the Wall of Recognition in 2018.

Article By James Thompson

Rocklin to Honor Original 13 Friends of the Library on Wall of Recognition

The names of the Original 13 Friends of the Library will be added to Rocklin’s Wall of Recognition on November 1 for their dedication to establishing a new community-based public library in Rocklin. 

During the 1970s, community support for the small Placer County library was waning and the amenity was in danger of closing down. Thirteen Rocklin women, who had a passion for reading and for their community, took it upon themselves to raise support for the library system and gather funds to build a new one from the ground up.


Wall of Recognition Honoree Spotlight: Rocklin Historical Society
2021 Nominations for the Rocklin Wall of Recognition are due this Sunday, August 8th.

Members of the Rocklin Historical Society stand in front of monument they helped place at Quarry Park.

The Rocklin Historical Society was added to the Wall of Recognition in 2019 to commemorate the organization’s years of dedication to the community. The historical society’s mission statement is: To generate community interest and support for the preservation of Rocklin’s heritage.

The group’s motivated volunteers are committed to doing just that!

Article Siena Hansen
Terry Richardson Added to the Wall of Recognition

Terry Richardson Added to the Wall of Recognition

Terry Richardson and his family in front of the Wall of Recognition.

Terry Richardson became the fifth honoree to have his name etched on Rocklin’s Wall of Recognition on Oct. 30, permanently commemorating him for his significant contributions that have shaped the character of Rocklin.

Richardson’s wife and family, as well as many current and former city councilmembers and staff, were present at the outdoor, socially distanced ceremony.

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.”


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.