Nominees being sought for 2015 Citizen of Year

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Putnam County and Greencastle have great people we all work with in our daily lives, and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce believes it is time to let them know the community has noticed all their hard work.

The Chamber is asking local citizens to nominate someone they believe has gone above and beyond for the community for its annual Citizen of the Year Award, Chamber Executive Director Brian Cox announced.

The winner will succeed the duo of Emily Knuth and Suzanne Masten, Greencastle Civic League members who co-chaired the splash park project and won the 2014 Citizen of the Year honor.

Cox said the only requirement for the nominee is that he or she be a resident of Putnam County.

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 "Chuck" Schroeder, 2007; Lynn Bohmer, 2008; Ken Heeke, 2009; Becky Brothers, 2010; Judge Diana LaViolette, 2011; Judy Miller, 2012, and Dr. Perry Wainman, 2013.

Along with 2015 Citizen of the Year, the Chamber has announced that it will also be recognizing a Business of the Year and a Non-Profit of the Year during its Annual Meeting.

The Chamber wants to take some time at the program on Saturday, Jan. 30 to recognize groups and people who work to help make the community a better place.

The Chamber would like residents to write up why they think their nominee should win these awards and how they have helped the community.

To nominate someone or a group or organization for these awards, persons can email or mail or drop off the nomination at the Chamber office, 16 S. Jackson St., Greencastle IN 46135.

Anyone who has any questions may call the Chamber at 653-4517.

All nominations need to be turned in by Jan. 15.

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