Citizen of the Year nominations due December 31

Nominations for Citizen of the Year for 2017 must be submitted by the end of the year.

The Citizen of the Year award is presented by the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce to an individual or group of people that have shown exceptional service by volunteering and significantly contributing to the Steelville community.

Nominees must live within the Steelville R-3 School District, and should fit the following criteria: demonstrates leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work; has made outstanding voluntary contributions toward the benefit of the Steelville community; and has had a positive impact on their employer/business, profession or community through their unique skills and efforts.

To nominate a person or group, submit a written letter stating why you feel the nominee is deserving of the award. Include in your letter your name, phone number and/or email address, so the chamber can contact you if needed. Letters should be sent to the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 956, Steelville, MO 65565.

The deadline for nomination is December 31. Recipients of this award in the past five years are not eligible.

The award will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.



Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce members will also choose the Business of the Year based on six qualifications.

To be selected for that recognition, a business must be a Steelville chamber member in good standing for the qualifying year, must have been in business for a minimum of two years, must demonstrate good employee and customer relations, must contribute to the betterment of the community and the quality of life of its citizens, and must demonstrate staying power as a business in the Steelville R-3 School District.

A business cannot receive this award for a second time until five years have elapsed.