Citizen, Volunteer and Ag Person of the Year nominations accepted
By Robin Scott
Monday is the deadline for turning in nominations for the 2009 Citizen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Ag Family/Person of the Year to the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce. The recipients for each award will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet scheduled for April 8th.
This once a year opportunity to be a part of the selection of the Dalhart area’s Citizen of the Year is one in which the thoughts and opinions of the public are greatly encouraged. The two new honored categories of Volunteer of the Year and Ag Family/Person of the Year extend the opportunity three-fold.
Nominations turned into the Chamber must be in writing and include the reasons why the nominee should be considered for Citizen of the Year. The submission should also include the nominee’s accomplishments, community service, or other merits of the nominee. The Chamber will accept any nominations that are turned in by Monday, March 22nd before 5:00 p.m.
Kristine Olsen, President of the Chamber commented about the addition of the two new categories being honored at this year’s banquet and stated, “We wanted to give people an opportunity to honor more than one person because so many people in the area are doing great things for the community.” She added, “The first award is for Agriculture Family/Person of the Year to recognize those in the Agriculture Industry for their accomplishments, stewardship and the things they do to make a difference. The second award is for Volunteer of the Year to recognize those in the community for their contributions to enhancing the quality of life and well-being of our community.”
The winners of each award are selected by the Chamber of Commerce Award Nomination Committee. Olsen stated, “The selection will not be made on the basis of the number of votes any one recipient receives and the final selection will be made by a Chamber of Commerce Award Nominating Committee.”
Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22nd and may be mailed to the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce at P. O. Box 967 or delivered in person to the Chamber at 102 E. 7th Street. Nominations may also be faxed to 806/244-4945 or sent via email to email@example.com. Nomination forms are available at the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce office or online at www.dalhart.org.