The Avon Lake Community Council is accepting nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year awards for 2012.
The Citizen of the Year nominee must be a resident of Avon Lake and should have provided a significant amount of volunteer work to the community. The Project of the Year can be any service, school, city or citizen project that made a significant contribution to the community.
In 2012, Linda Moyse was honored as the 2011 Citizen of the Year for her longtime service to Avon Lake, including her help with homecoming festivals and helping pass the pool levy.
Assistant Library Director Gerry Vogel and Eagle Scout Connor Musial both earned 2011 “Project of the Year” honors. Vogel authored the book Images of America: Avon Lake, and Musial created a half-mile running/walking trail through the Kopf Reservation, including securing materials for the project at low or no cost.
Erma Haverback and Mary Pease were the 2010 Citizens of the Year. Members of the Peter Miller House were honored as the 2010 Project of the Year.
The deadline for nominations is March 15. Nomination forms can be found at www.avonlake.org, at City Hall (first floor), the Avon Lake Public Library, and through all organizations belonging to the Avon Lake Community Council. All nominations should be sent to Marty O’Donnell at 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake 44012 or sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions or requests for nomination forms should be directed to O’Donnell at 440-933-7310. The winners will be honored at a dinner in May.
The Community Council includes members from local civic organizations whose focus is to promote and perpetuate the Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year Awards, and to bring the various community organizations together for the betterment of the entire community. All groups are welcome to join.