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JASPER COUNTY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Imagine living in a community…
Where all people feel loved and supported by their families and neighbors,
Where youth have many positive, safe, caring places to be,
Where everyone knew what is expected of them and have strong values that guide their actions,
Where people have skills to make healthy choices and have excellent relationships.

 

BACKGROUND

The Jasper County Citizen of the Year award was established as one of the highest honors for the citizen who displays leadership, community service, advocacy and perseverance. The winner is a dynamic Jasper County resident with the passion and drive to change the world, as well as identify and realize solutions to problems. The winner is committed to strengthening their community and its citizens. The award pays tribute to an outstanding citizen who has made a local contribution toward advocacy and action.

ELIGIBILITY

An individual is eligible for consideration if he/she exhibited outstanding leadership and performed extraordinary acts on behalf of others or whose achievements have greatly enhanced the quality of life for Jasper County. Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years of age.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Citizen of the year award nominees must personally exhibit or have demonstrated activities related to one or more of the following:

· Service rewarded should be beyond that contained in the individual’s job description
· Must demonstrated leadership in improving the economic vitality of our community
· Must demonstrate a commitment to public service
· Must be active in volunteer service
· Must set a positive example, have exceptional ethical qualities, and strive to improve and preserve the community
· Must participate in humanitarian activities that make a difference in the well-being of others

The applications are sent to the Richland County Chamber of Commerce to ensure a winner is chosen based purely on merit.

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD

The award will be presented at the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce's Cheers for Chamber.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR NOMINATIONS

All nominations should be delivered, mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
ATTN: Citizen of the Year Award
124 S. Van Buren St.
Newton, IL 62448
Email: jasperchamber@psbnewton.com
Fax: 618-783-4556

APPLICATION & NOMINATION DEADLINE

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Natalie Hopson at 618-783-3399 or jasperchamber@psbnewton.com.

The nomination process is closed for the 2018 year, but will open in August for the 2018-2019 winner. Please check back then for a nomination application.