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Chamber calls for First Citizen nominations

It’s time for Silverton to recognize those who have gone over and above to serve the community.  Do you know someone deserving of recognition for their efforts?  Do you know of a group that should be highlighted for their good work?

Nomination forms are available from the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, 426 S. Water St. or contact [email protected] and have a form emailed to you. Everyone may nominate.

Recognition categories are:
First Citizen Award – Awarded for making a broad and substantial impact on the community.
Distinguished Service Award – Awarded for making an impact on our community in a specific area.
Business of the Year – Awarded to a retail or service business for outstanding service to the community.
The Judy Schmidt Lifetime Achievement Award – For sustained commitment to community service over an extended period of time.
Future First Citizen – A 16 – 20 year old. Awarded for peer leadership, community service, and participation in school clubs or organizations. Includes the Jack Berger Memorial Scholarship of $300. Typically nominated by school advisors.
Outstanding Club or Service Organization – A group that has provided exceptional service to the community over the last year or years.
Educators of the Year Awards – A special category returning this year.

Areas to consider when making a nomination:
Community Service: Contributions of time, labor, talent and other resources freely given to the community.Dedication and Commitment: Extraordinary involvement in serving others.
Leadership: Examples of influence that might encourage service from others.

Nominations are due by Jan. 6, 2023.  Mail to Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 257 Silverton, OR 97381 or drop to the office.

The 52nd Annual First Citizens Award Gala is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th at the Oregon Garden.

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