Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards
Chamber Community Awards
The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce holds its Annual Awards Night, in July. It is a celebration of our community, honoring our award winners and installing our Board of Directors. It is an evening of pride for our community while we recognize those who give of their time and energy to Lakeside.
Our Annual Awards Ceremony include:
- Harry J. Spence Citizen of the Year - This annual award is given to a man or woman in the community who has been an outstanding contributor to the community.
- Rick Smith Award - In memory of Rick Smith, a lifelong Lakeside Advocate, the Lakeside Chamber established an annual Rick Smith “Commitment to the Community” Award in 2011. Each year this award is given to individuals who exemplify the attributes of Rick; someone who gives of themselves, selflessly, to the Lakeside Community with integrity and for no other purpose than for the greater good of Lakeside.
- Volunteer of the Year
- Board Member of the Year
- Ambassador of the Year
- Chamber Member of the Year
- Community Leadership/Organization Award
- Sponsor of the Year
- Elected Official of the Year
We accept public nominations for our Citizen of the Year award annually between January and the end of May. The Board of Directors carefully reviews all the nomination letters and makes their selection. If you know someone worthy of our prestigious award, please take a moment to send in their nomination.
PAST CITIZENS OF THE YEAR
1980 Harry J. Spence
1981 A. L. Meyer 2000 Terry Leimbach
1982 Mary Allison 2001 William Markle
1983 Gladys Temple 2002 Frank Hilliker
1984 Lex Boswell 2003 Lakeside C.O.P.P.S.
1985 Leo Ward 2004 East County Fire Relief Center
1986 Joe Fox 2005 Harold Hilliker
1987 Charlie Meier 2006 Reid Enniss
1988 Dave Martin 2007 Mike Perine
1989 Don Boden 2008 Abby Anders
1990 Roy Cook 2009 Don Bright
1991 Carroll Ray 2010 Elaine Brack
1992 Don Hickle 2011 Dr. Stephen Halfaker
1993 Ralph Anderson 2012 Bruce Robertson
1994 Jerry Lester 2013 Bonnie LaChappa
1995 Edna Kouns 2014 Venus Rodvold
1996 Gelia Cook 2015 Jill Fleming
1997 Betty McMillen 2016 EC Constructors
1999 Rick Smith 2017 Janice Shackelford
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