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Silverton First Citizen event set for Feb. 25

Former Silverton City Councilor Dana Smith was named First Citizen of 2022. Jim Kinghorn
Former Silverton City Councilor Dana Smith was named First Citizen of 2022.
Jim Kinghorn

By James Day

Silverton’s First Citizen Gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Oregon Garden’s J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion.

This will be the 52nd time the Silverton Chamber of Commerce has honored the community’s top achievers in business, education, volunteering and community affairs.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with social time, with the program itself starting at 6:30 p.m. A dessert buffet will be available as well as a no-host bar. Tickets cost $25 and are available in advance at the Silverton Chamber of Commerce office on South Water Street or online at www.silvertonchamber.org/events.

The Chamber of Commerce has released the list of winners in the top five categories. 

They include…

First Citizen:  Dana Smith

Distinguished Service Award:  Meg Feight

Lifetime Achievement Award: Arlene Harris

Club of the Year: Silverton Health Auxiliary

Business of the year: The Lucky Leaf

The evening will also include honorees from local clubs and nonprofits as well as those of the Silver Falls School District.

The Chamber office is located at 426 S. Water St. You can contact the chamber for more information or to reserve a table by calling 503-873-5615, stopping by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing [email protected].

The gala is hosted by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. The premier title sponsor is Willamette Valley Bank.

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