North Bend seeks Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen nominations

The city of North Bend is seeking nominations for its 2011 Citizen of the Year and Youth Citizen of the Year Awards.

The city wishes to bestow the prestigious Citizen of the Year award to an individual or business whose hard work, spirit and dedication have made North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer efforts, or by an extraordinary contribution to the community.

This is the inaugural year for the Youth Citizen of the Year award, and the city is seeking nominations of a deserving young person in the community who is age 21 or younger. The Youth Citizen of the Year should be an individual who has demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, athletic achievement, volunteer commitment, leadership in school, and/or set a positive example to peers or the community.

“We want to honor those individuals who have shown, through their initiative and actions, that they truly care about North Bend and the Snoqualmie Valley,” said Mayor Ken Hearing. “We are excited to present a youth award to a future leader of our community.” This year’s winners will be announced at the January 3 City Council meeting.

To nominate someone for either award, write a letter identifying which award the nomination is for, what the person or business has done for the community, and why they deserve the award. Include daytime telephone numbers for both yourself and the nominee. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Send nomination letters to the attention of City Administrator Duncan Wilson, City of North Bend, P.O. Box 896, 211 Main Ave. North, North Bend, WA 98045, or e-mail them to You can also drop off nomination letters at City Hall.

Learn more at the city of North Bend's website.

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