Veterans Service Award

The Dr. Charles J. Martoni Veterans Service Award was created in 2021 to recognize those individuals who continue their service to our country following their discharge. Nominees are individuals who have ended their military service but continue to serve the community in some way. Considerations for the award will include the nominee's military service, outstanding leadership, and contributions to the veteran community as well as the community at-large.

Nominees should be county residents. Required items for the nomination include the name of the veteran and his or her branch of service, the reason for which they are being nominated, contact information for the veteran (the person will not be contacted unless they are selected as the awardee), and the name and phone number of the person making the nomination.

After the nomination period closes, submissions will be reviewed by a panel led by the Veterans' Services office. A group of finalists will then be presented to the County Executive for review and selection. The presentation of the annual Veterans Service Award will be made annually around Veterans Day.

Submit a Nomination

  • You may download and complete this fillable PDF(PDF, 212KB). Once complete, send it and any supporting documentation via email to
  • You may also submit a nomination using this online form.
  • Paper copies of the application are also available by calling the Veterans' Services office at 412-621-4357. Paper versions will also be distributed to various veterans' organizations and organizations supporting veterans throughout the county.

About the Dr. Charles Martoni Veterans Service Award

Dr. Charles Martoni On November 10, 2021, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and former Chief Veterans Affairs Officer Dwight Boddorf announced the creation of the Allegheny County Veterans Service Award. The award was created to recognize those individuals who continue their service to our country following their discharge. In tribute to his military service and long and distinguished service to our community, the award was named in honor of former County Council Member Dr. Charles Martoni. The first award was presented to his family posthumously in tribute to his service.

Read more about the award in the news release(PDF, 107KB).

Learn more about the Dr. Charles Martoni Veterans Service Awardees.