Citizen of the Year

The Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Tillsonburg recognizes outstanding contributions to the Town through the annual Citizen of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to our community, with no expectation of personal gain. Unselfish volunteering of personal time and talent towards the betterment of our community are the hallmarks of this award.

Past Citizens of the Year

Harry Ostrander 1978
Dr. Howard Alexander / James Keating 1979
Bill Pratt / Jo Wild 1980
John Hunter / Norah Hurley 1981
Hector Verhoeve 1982
Roy Beechey 1983
Dennis Fairall 1984
Stan Moore 1985
Not Awarded 1986
Donna Berlet 1987
John Lessif 1988
Jessie Baxter 1989
John Armstrong 1990
Gene Heath 1991
Betty Sergeant 1992
Betty Scholtz 1993
Laurel Beechey 1994
Linda Albright 1995
Pat Carroll 1996
Bill Bennett 1997
Award Revoked 1998
Ian Linton 1999
Sid Card 2000
Brian Stephenson 2001
Frank Welsh 2002
Rachel Parker 2003
J. K. (Jack) Campbell 2004
Ed DeSutter 2005
Jim Mathews 2006
Vivian Hahn 2007
Dr. Richard Dalby 2008
Steve Kyle 2009
Ilene Chesterman 2010
Michael Bossy 2011
Marion Pratt 2012
Samuel Lamb 2013
Jack Whitmore 2014
Duane Nelson 2015
Vern Fleming 2016