This is the first year we presented the IRB Star Award.  We hope this is a start of an annual tradition.  The award is designed to recognize an individual who passionately champions beautification and preservation of our small town and exemplifies the true nature of volunteerism.  We received almost 40 nominations and every single entry was deserving of this award.  We awarded our IRB Star Award at our 20th Anniversary Gala on May 1st, 2019 aboard the StarLite Majesty.


Our inspiration for the IRB Star Award came from the work and dedication of an A2K Founder, Ralph Montgomery. We awarded Ralph Montgomery with an honorary award and his wife, Phyllis Montgomery, accepted the award at our 20th Anniversary Gala on May 1st.


RB Johnson was the recipient of the 2019 Star Award. RB Johnson has been out performing our A2K Mission before we even wrote it in 1999. His family has lived in IRB since the 1930s. RB has been a long time board member and docent with the History Museum which is the original 1930s cottage that his family built. City Manager, Gregg Mims, is quoted "RB has dedicated his adult life to the values and small town feel of the City of Indian Rocks Beach. He had dedicated thousands of hours of time without a lot of fan fair because of his love of the city."



  • Making a significant difference in IRB, in ways that are consistent with A2K’s mission and vision and that inspire others to service

  • Advocate and dedication to IRB beautification and enhancement efforts

  • Passionately champions the preservation of the IRB small-town quality

  • Embodies a spirit of volunteerism, altruism and respect

  • Exceptional contribution to the community during the year or over a lifetime

  • Exemplary service in volunteerism and leadership


  • Resident or property owner in IRB

  • You DO NOT need to be a member of IRB Action 2000

  • Previous recipients are not eligible for consideration again

JUDGING CRITERIA-must be consistent with A2K mission and goals

  • The degree to which their services/ actions have made a lasting or meaningful contribution or impact on the community - 40%

  • The length and degree of their service(s) – 20%

  • The extent to which their service or action might be considered above and beyond the call of duty – 20%

  • The extent to which their action would be recognized and valued by their peers/ community leaders- 20%