Elma accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year

This is your chance to nominate a person who has made the Elma community a better place! If you know an individual or individuals who work tirelessly and give of themselves to help others, or improve our community in other ways, this is your opportunity to insure they are recognized. Citizen of the Year awards recognize outstanding, service-minded individuals that have exceptionally impacted the Elma community. Citizen of the Year awards will be presented on April 29, 2016 at the Elma Citizens Award Recognition Banquet. This fun evening, to be held at the Elma Eagles Banquet Hall, will include a prime rib dinner, entertainment and silent auction.

Criteria: The individual should demonstrate definable, exceptional deeds that showcase a dedication to making Elma a better place to live, work and play. The individual may have a history of impacting the community, in addition to notable impact throughout the course of this year. The individual should be, or have been, extremely active and hands-on in the community and should be easily considered a role model.

The selection for Citizen of the Year recipients is not limited to a member of a specific organization such as the Elma Chamber of Commerce or an Elma business or civic association.

Individuals Eligible for Nomination Criteria:
o An area resident who has demonstrated excellence in Elma's community service and who has substantially enhanced the well-being of its citizens.
o The services listed have not been performed as part of the normal course of professional or business duties but, the contribution has been given freely without thought of receiving any personal or financial gain.
o The achievement may include community service, business and industry, labor, sports, arts and culture, education, heritage conservation, environment, etc.
o Elected federal, provincial or municipal representatives are not eligible for nomination while holding office.

Nominations are due by April 10, 2016. For a nomination form contact Elma Chamber of Commerce by email elmachamber@gmail.com, download from our website www.elmachamber.org or call (360) 482-3055.