Outstanding Citizen Award

The prestigious Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award is given annually to an individual who has dedicated a great amount of their time and talents to give back to our community over the past year. The award is presented during the Chamber’s Annual Membership Dinner & Awards Banquet.

Past Award Recipients:

Nomination Qualifications

The nominee must currently live and work (if applicable) in Columbia or Boone County.

Nomination Materials

  • Nomination form, below
  • Essay from the nominator which includes the following elements:
    • Why this individual is deserving of the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award
    • The nominee’s significant contributions to the momentum and dynamics of the community over the past year
    • Examples of when the nominee has gone above and beyond to help others over the past year
    • The nominee’s achievements or contributions to the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia/Boone County community, and other local organizations over the past year
  • 2-3 names of Attentional Supporters of this Nominee.

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Nominee Information

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Nominator Information


Nomination Materials

Files should be either .doc, .docx, or .pdf file types. Please refer to the top of the page for information to be included in the short essay.
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    Please Submit Two Other Supporters of Nominee

    Please include contact information for two others that share your support for this Nominee.
    Supporter One
    Supporter Two

    Outstanding Citizen Award Nominations are due March 31, 2024

    If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Martin at jamie@comochamber.com.
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