North Bend seeks nods for Citizen of the Year

If you know a North Bend resident who has made their city a better place, now is the time to recognize them.

The city of North Bend is seeking nominations for its 2009 Citizen of the Year Award.

“This is a prestigious award that the city wishes to bestow upon people and businesses whose hard work, spirit and dedication make our community great,” said Mayor Ken Hearing.

This year’s winner will be announced at the Dec. 8 special council meeting.

The citizen of the year is an individual or business that has gone above and beyond the ordinary to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer efforts, or by an extraordinary contribution to the community.

“We want to honor those who have shown, through their initiative and actions, that they truly care about the community,” said City Administrator Duncan Wilson.

To make a nomination, send a letter detailing what the person/business has done for the community and why they deserve the award by Wednesday, Nov. 18. Please include daytime telephone numbers for yourself and the nominee.

Nominations should be directed to the attention of Administrator Duncan Wilson. They can be sent by e-mail to, by regular mail to City of North Bend, P.O. Box 896, 211 Main Ave. N., North Bend, WA 98045; or dropped off in person.

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