GREENCASTLE -- The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Putnam County Citizen of the Year Award. The award has been presented by the Chamber to some of Putnam County's finest since 1982.
The Chamber is seeking that special individual who is dedicated to the success of Putnam County to receive this prestigious 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 2009 winner will succeed Lynn Bohmer, who was the 2008 winner. Other winners have been Hazel Day Longden, the inaugural recipient in 1982; Hubert Clodfelter, 1983; Howard Williams, 1984; Bessie Rector, 1985; Mace Aker, 1986, Bobby G. Albright, 1987; Gerald E. Warren, 1988; David Barr, 1989; Jim Harris, 1990, Dr. James Johnson, 1991; Charles Chandler, 1992; Robert Evans, 1993; Julia 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 in 2001; Mike Rokicki, 2002; Joy Marley, 2003; Charles Miles, 2004; Sally Gray, 2005; Dr. Donald Brattain, 2006; and Charles Schroeder in 2007.
Nominees must be a resident of Putnam County for five years or more 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 day on Jan. 4. Nominations need to include the nominee's name, address, and reason in detail for their nomination. The Chamber also needs the name, address and phone number of the person or persons making the nomination.
Entries may be mailed or hand delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office, at 16 S. Jackson Street, Greencastle. They will not accept nominations over the phone, by word of mouth or via e-mail.
The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Jan. 30.
Anyone with questions may contact Tammy Amor at 653-4517.