Chamber seeking nominations for Citizen of Year

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce is asking local citizens to take time to nominate someone they believe has gone above and beyond for our community for its annual Citizen of the Year Award.

Chamber Executive Director Brian Cox said the only requirement for the nominee is that he or she be a resident of Putnam County, adding, "This is a chance for us to say thank you to the ones who give without asking for a thank you."

Last year's winner was Ginger Scott.

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;. Emily Knuth and Suzanne Masten, 2014; Sue Murray 2015, and Eric Bernsee 2016.

Along with 2018 Citizen of the Year, the Chamber has announced that it will also be looking for nominations for a Non-Profit of the Year award. The Chamber will also be awarding both large and small Businesses of the Year award during its annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Chamber wants to take some time at the Jan. 26 Annual Dinner to recognize groups and people who work to help make the community a better place.

The Chamber would like residents to write up a one page letter as to 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, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle IN 46135. Or go to our website at and click the nomination button for Citizen of the Year.

Anyone who has any questions may call the Chamber at 653-4517. All nominations need to be turned in by Jan. 14.

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