Awards announced: Andy Bellando named 2017 First Citizen

January 2018 Posted in Community, People

The Silverton Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 award winners.bellando first citizen

Silver Falls School District Superintendent Andy Bellando has been selected as 2017 Silverton First Citizen. He is being honored for his volunteer service to the chamber, as a member of Silverton Rotary, as a board member for Silverton Area Community Aid, and on city committees.

Bob Holowati will received the Judy Schmidt Lifetime Achievement award for his work with Kiwanis, Relay for Life, and volunteer support of the community’s festivals.

Sue Roessler will receive the Distinguished Service Award for her work on the After School Activities Program serving middle school youth.

Les Schwab Tires of Silverton is the Business of the Year.  “They are active in almost every event as a sponsor or donor of supplies,” Silverton Mayor Kyle Palmer noted in making the nomination.

Silverton’s First Citizen Banquet – “Bringing the Community Together”  will be held Feb. 3, 6 p.m. at The Oregon Garden Pavilion.

The Future First Citizen, who had not been named by press time, will also be honored. Silver Falls School District will recognize Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year and local service organizations will honor their Member of the Year.

Tickets, $40, are at silvertonchamber.org (click on events) or at the chamber office, 426 S. Water St.

Stories about the chamber award winners will be in the Feb. 1 Our Town.

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