Citizen of the Year Nominations Sought

The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for its annual Citizen Of The Year award.  

The award is given each year to a Poultney citizen who has contributed to the betterment of the Poultney community, provided continuing outstanding service to the community, and who demonstrates the true spirit of service, qualities representing the finest ideals of citizenship in Poultney.  

The 2021 Citizen of the Year will be honored with the presentation of a personalized slate clock.  A reception will be held when it is safe to do so.  He or she will also be part of the Official Tree Tapping Ceremony at the next Maplefest in March, and serve as Grand Marshall in the next Fourth Of July parade.  

To nominate a Poultney resident, send a letter to the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce including the nominee’s full name, address, and phone number.  

Include a short description of their life and service, and an explanation of why you think this person deserves the award.  Also include testimonials and references from other sources.  

Finally, include your own name, address, and phone number, in case the Chamber committee needs more information.  

A recipient may receive the award one time.  A list of past recipients is available on the Chamber website , on the Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, or call 802-287-2010.  

Nominations must be received by September 15, 2021; the choice will be made at the September 16th meeting.  They must be in writing as described above, and should be addressed to PACC Citizen of the Year, PO Box 151, Poultney, VT  05764 or dropped off at the office of the Poultney Area Chamber at the Stonebridge building.  Electronic communications are not acceptable.  The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a non-profit organization of businesses and organizations that works to improve the economic, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities in the Poultney area, and guide, inspire and promote the best interests of its business and professional members.   For more information or a membership application call (802) – 287-2010, visit the Chamber’s website or email