GREENCASTLE -- The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the 2010 "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 2010 winner will succeed Ken Heeke, who was our 2009 winner. Other previous 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; 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 in 2001; Mike Rokicki, 2002; Joy Marley, 2003; Charles Miles, 2004; Judge Sally Gray, 2005; Dr. Donald, "Doc" Brattain, 2006; Charles Schroeder, 2007 and Lynn Bohmer, 2008.
Nominees must: 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, January 7, 2011. Nominations can be made on an 8 ½ by 11" sheet(s) of paper. Please include the nominee's name, address and the reason in detail for their nomination. We also need the name, address and phone number of the person(s) making the nomination. Entries may be mailed or hand delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office at 16 S. Jackson Street, Greencastle. Nominations will not be accepted over the phone, via e-mail or word of mouth.
The 2010 Putnam County Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011.
If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Amor at 765-653-4517.