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Citizen of the Year Award

The Darke County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award is the highest community recognition award given by the Chamber. It is presented annually by to honor an individual who exemplifies the best in volunteer and community service.

The criteria for selection are as follows:

  • The nominee is a member of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce or works in a business that is a member if currently employed or, if retired, was employed in a business that is a member of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce.

  • The nominee is a person well-rounded in their commitments‚Ķ family, church, community and employment. Above all, the nominee is a person who looks first at what they can do for others, their community and the county.

  • The nominee has demonstrated extensive and diverse participation, leadership and support in public and/or private civic endeavors over a period of years.

  • The nominee is a leader capable of getting others involved.

  • All selections are made without regard to race, color, creed, gender, age or national origin.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD HONOREES

2017 Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Darke County Sheriff's Office
2016 Attorney John F. Marchal Sr.
2015 Dave Knapp
2014 Mike Williams
2013 Mike Henderson
2012 Tyeis Baker-Baumann
2011 John Warner
2010 Mike Fourman, D.D.S.
2009 Mike Snyder
2008 Ohio Representative Jim Buchy
2007 Dave Keiser
2006 Ken Kurz
2005 Marv Stammen
2004 Ralph Plessinger
2003 Lynne Gump
2002 Lowell Dill
2001 Ron Bonfiglio
2000 Everett Hart
1999 Carol Ball
1998 Greenville City Mayor Marion Grimes
1997 Velda Mitchell
1996 Dennis Baker