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Nisswa Citizen of the Year candidates sought

For 28 years, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding individual(s) as Nisswa Citizen of the Year for that person's contributions to the community.

For 28 years, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce has recognized an outstanding individual(s) as Nisswa Citizen of the Year for that person's contributions to the community.

The Nisswa Chamber is currently accepting nominations for the award. Nominees should be outstanding servants of Nisswa, demonstrating passion and commitment toward the betterment of their community. Those nominated do not need to be chamber members, nor do they need to be citizens of Nisswa. Summer residents qualify.

Those interested in nominating a candidate should submit a written letter that reveals the core reasons suggesting a particular nominee be selected as this year's winner. The writer must also submit his/her own address and telephone number, should more information be requested on behalf of the nominee.

Letters and contact information should be mailed to the Nisswa Citizen of the Year Selection Committee, Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 185, Nisswa, MN 56468.

The winner will be selected by a committee consisting of three previous Citizens of the Year winners and two Nisswa Chamber board members. The 2016 Nisswa Citizen of the Year will be recognized at the Nisswa Chamber Fall Membership Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Grand View Lodge.

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Previous Nisswa Citizens of the Year are: Mike Burns, 2015; Ted Dullum, 2014; Debra Cruz, 2013; John and Cindy Terwilliger, 2012; Penny Stumvoll, 2011; Teresa Faust, 2010; Ted Schaefer, 2009; Richard Geike, 2008; Mark Ulm, 2007; Lenny Hodgson, 2006; George Holtan, 2005; Wendell "Del" Draves, 2004; Robert "Bob" Holland, 2003; Dick Carlson, 2002; Ingrid Anderson, 2001; Harold Kraus, 2000; Jerry and Ruth Peltier, 1999; Mark Ronnei, 1998; Bernice Hinkie, 1997; Bob Sheplee, 1996; Terry McGaughey, 1995; Jack Warden, 1994; Marv Koep, 1993; Howard Wallentine, 1992; Bob Hurst, 1991; Dick Cook, 1990; Jim Dullum, 1989; and Scott Mike Thurlow, 1988.

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