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Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award

The Town & Gown committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Nominees should be accomplished individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of the Ada community and/or Ohio Northern University.

Guidelines for the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award:

  • The nominee should be a person who looks at what they can do for others and their community to make a positive impact.
  • The nominee should be a person who has demonstrated extensive participation, leadership and support in public and/or private civic endeavors over a period of years.
  • The nominee should be a person who has successfully gotten others to participate in public and/or private civic endeavors over a period of years

Please include as much information as possible to support your nomination. The selection committee relies heavily on the nominating documents such as letters of support, news articles, etc., when making its decision.

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

You may nominate an individual electronically via the form below, or you may download the nomination form and mail it along with any supporting materials to  Ann Donnelly Hamilton, ONU, Office of the President, 525 S. Main Street, Ada, Ohio 45810, or via email. Those on campus can also send nominations via campus mail or deliver them to the Office of the President on the second floor of Lehr Memorial.

Partial list of Past recipients

2015 Saundra Neely | 2014 David Retterer | 2013 Agnes Crates | 2012 James Turner | 2011 Mary Bowden | 2010 Ken and Toby Baker | 2009 Terry Keiser | 2008 Arden Searson | 2007 Dick Lawrence | 2006 Norm Rex | 2005 Ed and Rosie Williams | 2004 Jim Meyer | 2003 Vicki Wolke and Joe Kindle | 2002 Mark Shull | 2001 Evelyn Jenkins | 2000 William Robinson | 1999 Jonell Hanratty | 1998 Jim and Jane Klingenberger | 1997 Jean Searson | 1996 Charles VanDyne and David and Jane Weimer | 1995 DeBow and Catherine Freed