Chamber Cancels Year End Celebration
The Chambers’s Citizen of the Years Award, dating back to 1957, will also not be bestowed for 2020.
Due to the pandemic, the current increase in positive cases, and not knowing what the status will be in late-January / early-February of 2021, the Chamber Board has voted to not hold the Chamber's Annual Year End Celebration. In doing so, the Chamber will also not be awarding the Citizen of the Years or the Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards.
“We feel, at this time, this is the best decision for our organization and our community,” said Susan Sommer, 2020 Chairman of the Board.
Given the history of this award, this decision did not come lightly. Based on historical documents, this award dates back to 1957 and the only time the Chamber did not recognize a "Man of the Year" or " Citizen of the Years" was in 1968 - a year when they recognized six individuals with Lifetime Distinguished Service Awards.