The deadline is this Friday, February 28th, to submit nominations for the Kewanee Outstanding Citizen. Mark Mikenas from the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce released a statement on Tuesday calling for last minute nominees to be considered for the honor which was given last year to Save A Lot owner Everett Whitcher.
Nominations this year will be open to the entire community with nomination forms available at the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce office. Nominations will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:
1. Resident or former resident of the Kewanee area.
2. Areas of service should be well known to the community.
3. Personal community service in areas such as:
Education, charitable, business, government, chamber of commerce, senior citizens, youth, disabled, environmental, economic development, community relations and heroic acts.
4. How service may have been demonstrated?
By solving a significant problem.
Longevity of excellent service to the community.
Helping others… youth, seniors, disabled etc.
Improving understanding of community concerns.
Exceptional efforts in community service.
All nominations must be on the official nomination form and prior nominees MUST be resubmitted for consideration.
Deadline for nominations will be Friday February 28, 2020. Announcement of Outstanding Citizen will follow the regular meeting of the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors March 5th, 2020. A community Outstanding Citizen banquet will be held at a later date.