2017-11-12 / Marketplace

Lapeer Chamber accepting nominations for 2018 Citizens of the Year candidates

LAPEER — The Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Citizens of the Year.

This year the award’s banquet on Jan. 25 is moving to Devil’s Ridge Golf Club that donated their banquet room for the event. The banquet will take place in the evening, rather than in the morning where it has been held most recently at Mott Community College in Lapeer. Hors d’ouevres, cocktails and beverages will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Since 1980 the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce has honored 71 individuals in the community for their volunteer efforts and service to improve the quality of life for families living and working in Lapeer County. The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes one outstanding man and one outstanding woman, for their dedication to the betterment of our community. These individuals give back through volunteer (non-employment related) efforts and philanthropic endeavors.

The criteria (and letters of support) may include, but is not limited to:

• How the community benefits from the person’s volunteer contribution?

• What specific contributions did this person make to the community outside of the realm of employment?

• How long has this individual been an influence in the community?

• Has their involvement on civic boards or commissions benefited the community at large?

• What volunteer efforts are they consistently involved in?

Nominations for the adult awards will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 8. Nomination forms and banquet reservation forms can be obtained by calling the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce at 810-664-6641 or by visiting its website at www.lapeerareachamber.org. Completed nomination forms, reservation forms and letters of support outlining the efforts of these individuals can be faxed, mailed or e-mailed to the chamber office.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person (nominees at no charge). Those planning to attend must RSVP to the Chamber office at 810-664-6641 by Jan. 12.

The Citizen of the Year Awards are sponsored by Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, Health Alliance Plan, Lakestone Bank & Trust, Milnes Ford and produced by the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce.

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