Nominations are now open for Wentzville’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. This award is given annually to a resident whose service or actions deserve special recognition. The nomination period closes on October 15.
The first Citizen of the Year Award was given out in 2011 to Robert Burke, who received special recognition for his many volunteer hours with the city.
In 2012, the award went to Michael Rhoades, a downtown businessman who now serves as a Ward 2 Alderman.
The 2013 Citizen of the Year was Marilyn Antoinette Chivetta, who operated a nonprofit resale shop to benefit at-risk teens and young mothers.
Darrel Lackey was the 2014 recipient of the award. A 40-year resident, former mayor and alderman, Lackey supports Wentzville as a member of many community organizations.
In 2015, the award was given to Barbara Sheets, who was recognized for her work with the American Legion Auxiliary.
Nominations for the 2015 Citizen of the Year will be accepted until Oct. 15. Forms are available online at www.wentzvillemo.org, at City Hall or by calling (636) 327-5101 to request a copy be mailed. Nominators may include any photos or documents that support the nomination.
To submit a nomination, a person must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- A resident of the City of Wentzville
- A City of Wentzville business owner
- An organization within the City of Wentzville
- An employee of a business located in the City of Wentzville
- A member of the Citizen Recognition Award Committee
For a nominee to be eligible, he or she must meet all three of the following requirements:
- Reside within the city limits of Wentzville at the time the nomination is made
- Not be an elected official
- Not serve on the Citizen Recognition Award Committee
Completed forms and related attachments must be returned no later than Oct. 15 to Wentzville’s City Clerk, Vitula Skillman, at Wentzville City Hall, 310 W. Pearce Blvd., Wentzville, MO 63385.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will make the presentation of the award to the winning nominee during a regularly scheduled January 2016 Board meeting.