Nominations are now being accepted for 2014 "Citizen of the Year" recipients in both Lafayette and Orinda.

Nominees for this year's Lafayette "Citizen" must be a current Lafayette residents who have given their time, money or energy to help make Lafayette a healthy community where people want to live, work and shop, and who helps bring the community together.

This year's winner will succeed Greg Moeller, the 2013 honoree known for his planting of daffodils around town, particularly in the Happy Valley/Upper Happy Valley area.

Orinda "Citizen" nominees must be Orinda residents who have made life better for residents of the city, and perhaps beyond its borders. Sitting politicians are not eligible.

Patricia Rudebusch, who spent many years on the Orinda school district board and has worked on campaigns for many local school-related bond measures and parcel taxes, is the reigning Orinda Citizen of the Year. This year's winner will succeed her.

The Orinda winner will be announced Feb. 28; a dinner in the winner's honor will be held March 14 at the Orinda Community Center.

The Lafayette celebratory dinner will be held March 28 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa; for reservations, visit www.lafayettechamber.org

Nominating letters for Orinda and Lafayette residents should be sent to Sam Richards, Sun editor, at 175 Lennon Lane, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, or by e-mail at srichards@bayareanewsgroup.com. Lafayette nominations can also go to the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA 94549, or by email to Jay Lifson at jay@lafayettechamber.org

Orinda nominations must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 14; Lafayette nominations by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.

The Lafayette award is sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the Lamorinda Sun; the Orinda award is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Orinda and the Sun.