The award has been presented by the Chamber to a Putnam County resident since 1982.
The Chamber is seeking that special individual, who is dedicated to the success of Putnam County to receive the award. The selection is based upon the degree to which the individual has made Putnam County a better community in which to live, work and raise a family.
The 2006 winner will succeed Judge Sally Gray, the 2005 winner. Other previous winners have been inaugural recipient Hazel Day Longden, Hubert Clodfelter (1983), Howard Williams (1984), Bessie Rector (1985), Mace Aker (1986), Bobby G. Albright (1987), Gerald E. Warren (1988), David Barr (19889), Jim Harris (1990), Dr. James Johnson (1991), Charles Chandler (1992), Bob Evans (1993), Julia "Judy" Johnson (1994), Jerald D. Calbert (1995), Harold Spicer (1996), Jinsie Bingham (1997), Dave Young (1998), Barbara Lane (1999), Ellen Sedlack (2000), the trio of Lynn Wilson, Denise Sigworth and Rachel Seipel (2001), Mike Rokicki (2002), Joy Marley (2003) and Charles Miles (2004).
Nominees must meet the following requirements:
* Be a resident of Putnam County for five or more years, and
* Have given extended service to the county in more than one area.
Neither the nominees nor the individuals making the nominations have to be members of the Chamber of Commerce. Anyone wishing to make a nomination is encouraged to do so by the end of the business day on Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Chamber office, 16 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, or an 8.5X11 sheet of plain paper may be used.
Please include the nominee's name, address, and reason in detail for their information. The Chamber also needs the name, address and phone number of the person making the nominations.
Entries may be mailed or hand-delivered to the Chamber office.
No nominations will be accepted over the phone, by word of mouth or via e-mail.
The 2006 Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.