Nominations for 2019 Citizen of the Year

Submitted by Orrville Chamber on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 4:09pm

Every community is unique. No other in the world is quite like Orrville - mainly because of the people who believe it to be The Promised Land.
Paul L. Powell served as editor of the Courier-Crescent from 1930-1969.  In his weekly column, Over the Fence, he would frequently refer to Orrville as "The Promised Land."  Upon his retirement, the newspaper recognized him as Citizen of the Year and named the award in his honor.

This annual award is presented to those persons whose efforts continue to make Orrville ‘The Promised Land’.  Selection of the honoree is based on outstanding service to the Orrville community over the past year, or for a long history of service during the nominee's lifetime.

To nominate an individual for the award, send a letter, or collection of letters, highlighting examples of how the nominee has served the Orrville community.  The nominations committee does not do additional research for the award.  Only the information submitted can be considered, therefore, please include all information pertinent to establishing the strongest case possible for why the nominee should be honored.

Submit nominations to the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce, 132 S Main Street, Orrville, OH 44667 or by email to  Please include your name and contact information so that you may be notified when a recipient has been selected.

Nominations will be accepted now through January 31, 2019.  The award will be presented at the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards at The University of Akron, Wayne College on March 26, 2020.

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