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Nominations sought for Batavia Citizen of the Year

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 10:20 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – Nominations are being accepted for the annual Batavia Citizen of the Year Award. The award honors extraordinary contributions to the community over the course of the recipient’s lifetime.

This person (or persons) will be the guest of honor at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition event, which takes place on Friday, Jan. 31, at a new venue.

Nominees must reside or have their business in Batavia or Batavia Township. Other requirements include:

• The nominee must have assisted in an improvement or program of significant value to the Batavia community.

• The improvement must be made because of a personal commitment and not substantially because of their primary employment or public responsibilities.

• The nominee may not currently be on the board of directors of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.

• The nominee does not need to be a member of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.

• The contributions of the nominee to the community should be of an extraordinary nature.

To nominate, submit a letter of recommendation to the Batavia Chamber of Commerce no later than Dec. 1. The letter should state the reasons why the nominee is worthy of this honor. A committee of previous recipients of the award selects the Batavia Citizen of the Year based upon the letters of recommendation received.

The last five Batavia Citizen of the Year winners are Steve and Britta McKenna (2012), Robert and Suzanne Peterson (2011), Virginia C. Babcock (2010), W.C. “Buzz” and Linnea Miller (2009), and Richard and Joanne Hansen (2008).

Contact Roger Breisch, executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, via email at info@bataviachamber.org or by calling 630-879-7134 for information.

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