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Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet

The 60th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet
will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018
at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge.

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 our Diamond Anniversary banquet is "Celebrating Sixty Years of Service". While optional, attendees may dress to the theme. Social hour 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 this 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
Lifetime Achievement
Special Recognition

~ Nominations for 2018 awards are now 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 several years. They may have served on a City commission or committee, on City Council, been involved in a civic organization (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Lions, Grange, American Legion), been available to help with community-wide events/projects, or just been there for whatever the community needed.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award goes to someone who has been involved in community activities for most of his or her life and remains active through civic organizations.

Business of the Year

Eligible nominees for Business of the Year award are those that were selected as Business of the Month during calendar year 2017. Please select one business per nomination form from the choices below, listed in alphabetical order, and explain why, in your opinion, the business is deserving of the award of Business of the Year. Note: Due to closures and other reasons, only seven businesses are eligible to be nominated for Business of the Year.

Abby's Legendary Pizza - Myrtle Creek
Carter Andersen Insurance Agency, Inc.
GooDog Bakery
Gosselin Construction
Riverbend Automotive
SOCO Coffee Company

Special Award

This award is for nominees that do not fit into any other group and can be for an individual, a group of individuals, an organization or a club. The award can include outstanding citizens/groups in education, religion, public service or any other category. Describe fully this individual's or group's achievements and accomplishments that warrant recognition. Note: Retail (for profit) businesses ARE NOT eligible for the Special Award.

~ Nominations for 2018 awards are now 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.

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