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Outstanding Citizen Award

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award recognizes those who live or work in the Bowling Green area, and have demonstrated an active leadership role for the betterment of the community through involvement in business, civic, social and /or service organizations. The Outstanding Citizen Award is given out at the Annual Meeting Dinner & Dance.

Candidates for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award must live and/or work in the Bowling Green area. Candidates must have demonstrated an active leadership role for the betterment of the community through involvement in business, civic, social and /or service organizations. A candidate should have demonstrated a continuing interest in serving the community.

Click here to view the 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Nomination form. All nominations are due by January 8th.

Past Outstanding Citizens of the Year Winners

2017
Shirley Woessner
Chet Marcin

2016
Barbara Sanchez
Bob Callecod

2015
Melissa Krieger
Gene Klotz

2014
Megan Newlove
Steve McEwen

2013
Jodi Anderson
Al Green

2012
Rebecca Laabs
John Quinn

2011
Carla Blinn
Bob Blinn

2010
Debra Manley
John Newlove

2009
Karen Seeliger
Doug Valentine

2008
Nadine Edwards
Richard Edwards

2007
Mary Watt
Jack Whittaker

2006
Linda Dobb
Matthew Reger

2005
Barbara Rothrock
Roger Anderson

2004
Cathleen Newlove Wenig
Jack Richie

2003
Jan Larson
Paul Windisch

2002
Evelyn Bachman
Eric Myers

2001
Galen Ash
Elaine Goodwin

2000
Alvin Perkins
Diane Huffman

1999
Michael J. Marsh
Suzanne Crawford

1998
Robert Spitler
Joyce Kepke

1997
Colleen Smith
Richard Powers

1996
Kay Sergent
Richard Newlove

1995
Kenneth Harger
Dorothy Bryan

1994
Maxine Miller
William T. Culbertson

1993
Edwin Miller
Shirley Hilyard

1992
Richard E. Schmidt
Nanie Gamble
Charles Bartlett

1991
Thomas Stubbs

1990
Daniel Reddin III
Edward Reiter
Norma Barr

1989
Amy Torgerson
Wesley K. Hoffman

1988
Lolita Guthrie
Francis Dahms

1987
Patricia McGinnis
Albert Newlove

1986
Lynn Long
Paul Jones

1985
Margaret Tucker
Sam Cooper

1984
Sheilah Fulton
Ashel Bryan

1983
Marilyn Singleton
Charles Barrell

1982
Beryl Parrish
Lyle Fletcher

1981
Marilyn Beattie
Bruce Bellard

1980
Ruth Putnam
Harry C. Boileau

1979
Marvalene Day
William C. Jordan

1978
Virginia Nader
Roy Klever

1977
Esther Hayhurst
Floyd Coller

1976
Annabelle Kinney
Alva W. Bachman

1975
Arthur Sloan
Joan Gordon

1974
Ervin Kreischer

1973
Bertha Younkin
Donald King

1972
Franklin Skibbie

1971
Tillie Sloan
Harry Bavis

1970
Jack Armstrong

1969
Walter Hadley

1968
Helen Morris
Lorin Janzer

1967
Ernest Littleton

1966
John Parlette
Margaret Kohl

1965
Elon Priess

1964
Margaret Robson
Arch Conklin

1963
Helen Janzer
F.V. Boyle

1962
Walter Zaugg
Katherine Haswell

1961
Fred W. Uhlman Sr.
Grace Knepper

1960
Gilbert Cooke

1959
Larry Holley
Adeline Halleck

1958
Etta Richards

1957
Jim Staley
Gladys Cook