The nominations have now been tallied to identify the people local folks submitted for Citizen of the Year for their outstanding volunteer efforts for the community in 2014.
The nominees are Walt Sherry, Lucille Armstrong, Josh Dickerson, Larry Rode, Ingrid Meyer, Richard Bergen, Allan and April Roberts, and Lori Fleming.
The candidates are nominated by their peers, and the Citizen of the Year is then chosen by a selection committee made up of past year’s winners.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett chairs the committee and was one of its first inductees.
Being recognized is the “greatest honour” a community can bestow on a citizen, she says.
“They all come from different organizations and they do different volunteer jobs, but they all contribute so much to the South Cariboo. They are an amazing bunch of people.”
Barnett adds this kind of public recognition also encourages others to get involved in local volunteer work to help make a positive difference in their community.
Hosted by the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 Citizen of the Year will be announced and honoured at the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Dinner at the 100 Mile Community Hall on April 11.
Tickets are still available at the Chamber office (#2-385 Birch Ave.) and Andre’s Electronics Experts (916 Alpine Ave.).
Call 250-395-6124 for more information.