Citizen of the Year & Lifetime Achievement Awards

Chelsea is blessed with a wealth of residents who are dedicated to serving the community. In many cases, these individuals go about performing their deeds without any fanfare. It is not only fun to honor these individuals, but it is the right thing to do. The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is please to facilitate the Chelsea Citizen of the Year and the Chelsea Lifetime Achievement Award on a yearly basis. For a complete list of previous winners see below.

For 2020, the nomination deadline is July 26, 2020.

The Awards Banquet – the Chelsea Area Chamber is very excited to invite you to the Year & Lifetime Achievement Awards Banquet, which will take place at the Village Conference Center in October 2020. More information about this heartwarming event to come.

If you would like to nominate someone for either the Citizen of the Year or the Lifetime Achievement Award, please complete the nomination form below.

Previous Citizen of Year Award Recipients

2019 Trinh Pifer

2018 Jeff Hardcastle

2017 Jim Randolph

2016 Art Finger

2015 Ed Vlcek

2014 Rick Eder

2013 Burrill Strong

2012 Linda Meloche

2011 John Frank

2009 Nancy Harris

2008 Sheila Morrison-Patrias

2007 Ronald Weiser

2006 Craig Common

2005 Jane Diesing

2004 Jack Merkel

2003 John Keusch

2002 Edwin GreenLeaf II

2001 Walter & Sandy Zeeb

2000 Walter & Helen Leonard

1999 Richard Steele

1998 Bob & Marj Daniels

1997 Gloria Mitchell

1996 Joe Merkel

1995 Katie Chapman

1994 Ann Feeney

Previous Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Bob Pierce & Nadine Anderson

2018 Gary Munce

2017 John Mann

2016 Dudley Holmes

2015 Lynda Collins

2014 Chief Leonard McDougall

2013 Fr. Joseph Rinaldo

2012 David Killips

2011 Mark Heydlauff

2009 Will Johnson & Bill Chandler

2008 Art Dils

2007 Fred Mills &

Donald O'Dell

2006 Janie Brooks


  • Candidate(s) who live work or actively participate in the Chelsea area will be recognized for their contributions to any facets of the community over the last year or more.
  • Candidate lives, works or has actively participated in the Chelsea area will be recognized for their contributions over a lifetime.