• Citizen of the Year Nominations

  • Do you know an outstanding citizen who goes above and beyond to share their time and talent to improve the quality of life within our community?  Have you served alongside of a citizen who did something truly innovative to help an organization survive or thrive?  If so, tell us about that special individual and why he or she deserves recognition.   Award will be presented Monday, February 19th, 2018 during the Chamber Annual Membership and Awards Dinner. Submissions for nominations are due no later than January 19th, 2018.

    Shine the Spotlight on Good Work
    To give citizens who are involved in public service activities the attention they deserve, the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce (COC) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award.  Presented by the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce, the award is the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement, and innovation of a St. Landry Parish citizen. Nominees for this award must have a least 10 years of dedicated involvement in the community.

    Standards of Excellence

    Basis:  An individual who has demonstrated an unselfish willingness to give of their time and talent in public service.  The nominee must be someone who has a record of a broad range of public service to the community for ten (10) or more years or has impacted the community in a unique (special) way. Years of service, depth, and breadth to the community should receive heavy weight when selecting.  Employment related work shall not be considered in determining the recipient of this award.
    Certain criteria have been established for the selection of public service award nominees.  Award recipients are chosen based on the following:

    •    Leadership: The positions the candidate has held and any substantial accomplishments during those terms.

    •    Impact: The impact the candidate has made on the community, as well as the number of people who benefited from the candidate’s activities.

    •    Involvement: The number of hours the candidate devotes to community service.

    •    Innovation:  Whether the candidate has done something truly different or outstanding or if the contribution by the candidate is unique in any way.

  • To submit your Nomination fill out the Online Application below or Download the Physical Application and return it to the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Office via email (chamberdesk@stlandrychamber.com) or by turning in or mailing the application to 109 West Vine Street, Opelousas, LA 70570.

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