Deadline is fast approaching to nominate someone who has made a difference in the local community as the 2012 Putnam County Citizen of the Year.
Anyone wishing to make a nomination for Citizen of the Year is encouraged to do so by the end of the business day on Monday, Jan. 7.
The winner will be announced during the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce's annual membership dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Chamber is seeking that special individual dedicated to the success of Putnam County to receive this prestigious award. 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.
A nominee 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.
The Citizen of the Year award has been presented by the Chamber of Commerce to some of Putnam County's finest residents since 1982. The 2012 winner will succeed Judge Diana LaViolette, the 2011 winner.
Other previous winners have been Hazel Day Longden, the inaugural recipient in 1982; Hubert Clodfelter, 1983; Howard Willi-ams, 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 "Chuck" Schroeder, 2007; Lynn Bohmer, 2008; Ken Heeke, 2009; and Becky Brothers, 2010.
Nominations can be made on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of plain paper. Include the nominee's name, address and the reason in detail for his or her nomination. The Chamber also needs the name, address and phone number of the person or persons making the nomination.
Neither the nominees nor the individual making the nomination have to be members of the Chamber of Commerce.
Entries may be mailed or hand delivered to the Chamber of Commerce office at 16 S. Jackson St., Greencastle. However, nominations will not be accepted over the phone, by word of mouth or via e-mail or fax.
Anyone who has questions about the award or the annual dinner may contact Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Amor at 653-4517.