Citizen and Group of the Year Nominations now being accepted

Cole Carruthers
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City of Moose Jaw

The Moose Jaw Citizen and Group of the Year Award nominations are now being accepted by the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce.

The Citizen and Group of the Year Awards recognizes significant contributions to the city’s quality of life, both social and economic made by private citizens. These awards increase public awareness of these contributions and pay tribute to their contributions.

The major focus on these awards involves efforts made during the 2012 calendar year.

“The nomination form contains when the deadline is, the date the event is being held and the guidelines for making a nomination,” administrative assistant, Brenda Gannon of the chamber of commerce told the Times-Herald.

“Last year’s winners Citizen of the Year were Shelley Jones and veterinarian Dr. Bill Deyo (of the Muliplex Builders Inc.),” Gannon said.

People who wish to make a nomination are asked to describe in 200 words or less why they feel the individual or group should receive this award.

The chamber of commerce asks people who wish to nominate a person follow the  guidelines listed on the nomination form. This includes, “focus on volunteer activities as opposed to work done as an employee, volunteer hours involved, fund raising, unusual circumstances overcome and how the person/group contributed to the economical/social climate of the city."

Newspaper clippings, testimonials and letters of reference are all encouraged for nominations; and the chamber of commerce wishes the public to specifically request if materials submitted need to be returned.

Nomination forms must be returned to the chamber of commerce office at 88 Saskatchewan Street East by Jan. 10. For further information call the chamber of commerce at 692-6414 or fax 694-6463.

A luncheon is planned to take place on Jan. 17, at the Heritage Inn to recognize the winners and to present plaques in appreciation of their efforts.

For more on this article pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Citizen and Group of the Year Nominations, Moose Jaw Citizen and Group, Times-Herald Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce Heritage Inn

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