The 59th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet
will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017
at a location to be announced.
The awards banquet is our premiere event of the year and usually all available seats are filled. Average attendance over the past several years has been about 180 people.
The theme for the 2017 banquet has not yet been decided.
While optional, attendees may dress to the theme. Social hour, with live entertainment, begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and presentation of awards.
Beginning in early January, a small committee of 5 to 7 volunteers meet and work diligently to make all the necessary arrangements, including selecting a theme, securing a location, advertising, decorating, ordering and serving food, providing entertainment, inviting dignitaries and lining up guest speakers.
Anyone wishing to serve on the committee for next year is encouraged to contact the Chamber President so we can discuss your particular interest(s), availability to attend committee meetings, etc. eMail
An even smaller sub-committee has the challenging task of reviewing and evaluating all nominations received, then selecting those individuals, groups and businesses that receive awards in the following categories:
Woman of the Year
Man of the Year
Business of the Year
~ Nominations for 2017 awards are NOT YET being accepted. ~
Criteria for Citizen of the Year Awards
Man and Woman of the Year
These awards go to individuals (one man and one woman) who have been actively involved in the community in a number of ways over the last couple of years. They may have served on a City commission or committee, on City Council, been involved in a civic organization (Elks, Lions, etc.), been available to help with community-wide events, or just been there whatever the need.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award goes to someone who has been involved throughout his or her life and who remains active in community affairs through civic organizations.
Business of the Year
This business will be selected from one of the Business of the Month recipients during previous year (2016). The 2016 Businesses of the Month will be posted here in early 2017.
This category can be for awards that do not fit into the other groups. This award can include outstanding citizens in the education, religion, public service or any other category. Please describe fully this individual's or group's achievements and accomplishments that warrant recognition.
~ Nominations for 2017 awards are not currently being accepted ~
Please visit the event section of our photo gallery to see photos of current award recipients at the
Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet.