The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Walker County Citizen of the Year Award, which will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Walker County Gala.
The Walker County Citizen of the Year Award was created to heighten public awareness and appreciation of the many people who work (often behind the scenes) to better the community’s quality of life. While these people are not fueled by a desire for civic recognition, their efforts, whether aimed at protecting the environment, beautifying neighborhoods, increasing local opportunities for youth or raising money for various worthy projects, all demonstrate an exceptional level of citizenship.
Any citizen in Walker County is eligible for nomination. The individual does not have to be a member of the Chamber or the business community.
Each year, a new committee comprised of area representatives reviews the applications. Candidates are scored based on volunteer and/or philanthropic service.
More than one nomination may be submitted by an individual or organization. Please use one form per nominee. All nominations must be submitted to the Walker County Citizen of the Year Committee on or before Sept. 20 at noon.
Nomination forms are available to pick up at the Walker County Chamber of Commerce office in Rock Spring, or the form can be downloaded on the Chamber’s website at www.walkercochamber.com.
The recipient will be announced at the Walker County Gala, scheduled for the Fairyland Club on Saturday, Oct. 14. Registration is now open and tickets can be reserved online or by calling (706) 375-7702.