Every year the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce holds an annual dinner honoring the Citizen of the Year. This is a tradition that began in 1954 and continues today.
In 2014 the Chamber will celebrate its Citizen of the Year at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. More details on the event coming soon. In the meantime, you can nominate someone you know for the Citizen of the Year Award, see the criteria below.
The Citizen of the Year award recognizes an individual with outstanding leadership and citizenship in the community, while demonstrating exemplary vision, civic pride and commitment to the betterment of society.
The individual should live in the greater Manchester area, and/or his/her activities should be centered in the same area. Recognition will be given for leadership and performance in several areas of community service over a period of years. The individual recognized does not have to be a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce or the business community. It may be an individual from any walk of life, and there are no requirements or restrictions relating to gender, race, religion or ethnic background.
NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND RULES
Complete this form and attach it as the cover page to accompany letters of explanation and recommendation. Evaluation of the nominees will be based essentially upon the degree of completeness of information that is submitted. If a candidate is not selected this year, the nomination will be automatically resubmitted next year. All nominations will be kept confidential. The award will not be given posthumously. No seated elected official will qualify as Citizen of the Year.