The Village of Rochester and the Rochester Lions Club are again sponsoring the “Citizen of the Year” Contest to recognize a person making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life in Rochester.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Rochester resident over 5 years
  • Lives within the Rochester School District (excluding the City of Springfield residents)
  • An outstanding contribution of service to the community with clear beneficial results

Previous winners of “Citizen of the Year” include:

W. W. Dugger        Walt Ebel              Delbert Taft                Fay Beck

Wilson Park           Robert Ritterbusch    Hank Bregenhorn        Vickie Lattimer

Esther Taft         Robert Church           Roy Upham            George Schmink 

Terri Neff           Elizabeth Fairchild      Wayne Beck           Gary McBride 

Robert Foulk       Marilee Walters         Hugo Zahn          Toby McDaniels 

Ted McCoy          Andy Lunt              Pamela J Bruzan          John Shoudel 

Randy Hawkins        Mike Greer            Lisa Sandidge            David Grubb

Nancy Kruse            RL & Carolyn Moore           Greg Park             David C Hicks

Steven W Leach         Jerry Robertson           Harry Hendrickson           Larry Shoudel

Dale Laningham           Maribeth Eandi             Gael Kent                   Jeff Ramsey

Ruth Ann Theis

The Award will be presented at the Regular Board Meeting on November 9, 2020. Nominations are particularly welcome from Rochester organizations but can also be submitted by individuals. The nomination form is available at the Village Hall/ Library Complex or at rochesteril.org. Nominations must be received by November 3, 2020 to be considered by the selection committee.

Click here to access the form to print and drop off for submission!

The Village of Rochester and the Rochester Lions Club are again sponsoring the “Citizen of the Year” Contest to recognize a person making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life in Rochester.

Eligibility requirements are:

•Rochester resident over 5 years

•Lives within the Rochester School District (excluding the City of Springfield residents)

•An outstanding contribution of service to the community with clear beneficial results

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