Citizen of The Year

Apr
12

Awards Banquet

6:00pm
Sodus Bay Heights Restaurant
7030 Bayview Dr, Sodus Point, NY 14555

Contact the chamber to purchase tickets!

This award, presented annually to an individual (or couple), celebrates individuals whose volunteerism, outstanding service, and dedication have made a significant contribution to the community. In doing so, the nominees are an inspiration to others.

In the nomination process, qualities to consider are as follows:

  • A person who continually volunteers his or her time, dedication, and talents to the town and its residents to make Sodus a great place to live, work, and play.

  • A person who has made a positive difference to the lives of fellow citizens.

  • Someone who is dedicated to Sodus and is concerned for others. He/She may serve on service, school, church, or community committees.

  • A person who has shown a willingness to work with other Sodus residents, who is enthusiastic about the town and its citizens, and who works continually toward the betterment of the community.


*Volunteer work should not be affiliated with their place of work

In choosing the recipient, regard will be given to the nominee’s achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as his/her past achievements and ongoing contributions to the community. The nominee does not have to be a member of the Sodus
Chamber of Commerce or the business community. A nominee need only be nominated once to be considered.

To nominate:

If you have a friend, neighbor, or relative you feel has given unselfishly to help others, or who meets any of the above criteria, please submit the form below.

You can also download the form and return no later than March 8, 2024 to:
Sodus Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 187
Sodus, NY 14551

The identity of the final award winner will be made known by March 13, 2024. Nomination information may be used for publicity purposes.

I nominate the following individual for consideration to receive the Sodus Chamber of Commerce 2023 Citizen of the Year Award:

Nominee Name
Nominee Address
Nominee Phone

This nomination for the 2023 Sodus Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is based on the following: significant achievements, recognition or honors, community activities, greatest strengths, and special qualities, so please be specific.

Why do you think this person is the Citizen of the Year?
Your Name
Your Phone

Past Winners

Sandra Hamilton

2022

Randy Crandall

2021

Bette Bugni

2020

Tom and Joan Miller

2019

Bill and Sherri Kallusch

2018

Catherine Kelly

2017

Bruce and Edith Farrington

2016

Rita and Bill Lesniak

2015

Bill and Becky Mckee

2014

Betty Mayou

2013

Mary Ann Riker

2012

Ron & Alice Bill

2011

Donna McAdoo

2010

Sheila Fisher

2009

Penny Shockley

2008

Pauline Dodge

2007

Mary & Ernie Piekunka

2006

Joe Schell

2005

Laurie McFaul-Frey

2004

Charles & Elaine Costello

2003

Sandra Hall

2002

Mike & Brenda Garlock

2001

Donna Chittenden

2000

Dorothy Schinsing

1999

Audrey Ferris

1998

Don & Jude Buchwald

1997

John Cook

1996

William Stirling

1995

Dort Johnson

1994

Elizabeth Bellinger

1993

Dwen Giljam

1992

Dan & Sharon Uchinger

1991

Don Fisher

1990

Claude & Harriet Perry

1989

Bill Huff

1988

John Verhow

1987

Lew Mayeu

1986

Len Pilaroscia

1985

Albert Dobbin

1984

George Gushue

1983

Esther Sprong

1982

Cecil Goulette

1981

Roger Lagasse

1980

Nan Hanna Paquin

1979

Godfrey Malchoff

1978

O.K. Meulendyke

1977

Ken & Dort Johnson

1976

David & Marge Mc Cleery

1975

Merle & Shirley Cunningham

1974

Ralph Coryell

1973

Philip Michlin

1972

George Arney

1971

Mr. & Mrs. Preston Gaylord

1970

Edwin Murphy

1969

Anthony Bushart

1968