Nominations Sought for Poultney Citizen of the Year

Who do you know that has provided continuing outstanding volunteer service to the people in Poultney?  Someone who just goes quietly about helping others, without asking for thanks, or looking for awards or publicity?  

That sort of person could be just the one we’re looking for to recognize as the 2023 Poultney Citizen Of The Year.   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.  

The 2023 Citizen of the Year will be honored with the presentation of a personalized slate clock.  A reception and open house will be held in October.  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.  

A recipient may receive the award one time, but anyone can be nominated more than once.  A list of past recipients is available on the PACC website, by calling 802-287-2010, or by emailing 

Nominations are easy:  just send the name of the person or organization, along with a description of why you are nominating that person, including examples of the nominee’s continuing service to the community.  You do not need to be a Poultney resident to submit a nomination.  

Also please do make sure you include your own name, address, and phone number, in case the Chamber committee needs more information.  Nominations can be sent by email to, or by mail to PACC Citizen of the Year, PO Box 151, Poultney, VT  05764.   They may also be dropped off at the Chamber office at the Stonebridge.   

Nominations must be received by September 20, 2023, by 5 PM.  The choice will be made at the September 21st meeting and released shortly afterwards.   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 form call (802) 287-2010, visit the Chamber’s website or email