2009 Citizen of the Year Nominations

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Citizen Award. Each year, the Chamber bestows the award upon on an individual who consistently evidences civic leadership through volunteerism and service to their community. The Outstanding Citizen Award is among the Chamber’s most prestigious community recognition awards.

The nominating committee is looking for Venango County citizens who demonstrate a well-rounded and deep-rooted commitment to family and community.  Nominees must be community volunteers with records of extensive and diverse participation in community service and civic involvement, aside from accomplishments directly related to the candidate’s employment.

Those wishing to nominate individuals for the Outstanding Citizen Award must submit an official nomination form along with a nominating letter that describes the nominee’s background and qualifications for this award. Those having previously nominated candidates for the Outstanding Citizen awards may re-nominate a candidate by sending an updated nomination letter along with a nomination form.  All selections are made without regard to race, color, creed, age or national origin.

Nomination forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce at 41 Main Street in Oil City, or can be mailed or emailed by calling the chamber office at (814) 676-8521. You may also download a form at, by clicking “Connect”, then “Recognition Awards”. Completed nomination forms should be sent to the Citizens of the Year Nominating Committee, P.O. Box 376, Oil City, PA 16301.

The 2008 Citizen of the Year was Dr. Robert Pilewski of Oil City.

2009 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, November 13, 2009.

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