Citizens of the Year

2021 Update:

"The Prince George Community Foundation has been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions set out by the Provincial Health Authority for social distancing and gathering sizes. With this in mind, the Foundation has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Citizen of the Year. It is our hope that as restrictions are lessened we will be able to plan a safe gathering in the future. We will continue to keep the community informed as plans evolve." 

Alain LeFebvre, President
Prince George Community Foundation

 

The Citizen of the Year award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in community volunteerism and philanthropy.

Whether it be giving of their time, talent, expertise, or just being a good advocate, all of these play a role in making Prince George the wonderful community it is.

 


Citizen of the Year Gallery


Chuck Chin - 2019

Chuck Chin
2019

Albert Koehler - 2019

Albert Koehler
2019

Noreen Rustad - 2019

Noreen Rustad
2019

Les Waldie - 2018

Les Waldie
2018

Charles Jago - 2018

Charles Jago
2018

Nancy and Pat Harris - 2018

Nancy and Pat Harris
2018

Shawn Rice - 2017

Shawn Rice
2017

Selen Alpay - 2017

Selen Alpay
2017

Ron and Dee Neukomm - 2017

Ron and Dee Neukomm
2017

Harold Hartshorne - 2017

Harold Hartshorne
2017

Nowell Senior - 2016

Nowell Senior
2016

Cindy Smith - 2016

Cindy Smith
2016

Trelle Morrow - 2016

Trelle Morrow
2016

Karen Underhill, Ann Halikowski, Lorrain Hilland - 2016

Karen Underhill, Ann Halikowski, Lorrain Hilland
2016

Bill and Judy Russell - 2015

Bill and Judy Russell
2015

Anthony Everett - 2015

Anthony Everett
2015

Dr. William Osei - 2015

Dr. William Osei
2015

Diana Nakamura - 2015

Diana Nakamura
2015

Roy Spooner - 2014

Roy Spooner
2014

Andy Beesley - 2013

Andy Beesley
2013

Monica Peacock - 2012

Monica Peacock
2012

Darrell Hubbell - 2011

Darrell Hubbell
2011

Sharon Hurd - 2010

Sharon Hurd
2010

Ray Gerow - 2009

Ray Gerow
2009

Michael Kerr - 2008

Michael Kerr
2008

Dick Voneugen - 2007

Dick Voneugen
2007

Baljit Sethi - 2006

Baljit Sethi
2006

Bill Lynch - 2005

Bill Lynch
2005

Shirley Gratton - 2004

Shirley Gratton
2004

Anne Martin - 2003

Anne Martin
2003

Tom Griffith - 2002

Tom Griffith
2002

John Flatt - 2001

John Flatt
2001

Murry Krause - 2000

Murry Krause
2000

Horst Sander - 1999

Horst Sander
1999

Gord Molendyk - 1998

Gord Molendyk
1998

Bob Harkins - 1997

Bob Harkins
1997


Selection Criteria and Exclusions

Honorees Shall:

  • Have exemplified above average volunteer or philanthropic dedication to the Prince George Community.
  • Have provided volunteer service for a minimum of three years (not necessarily with the same volunteer organization).
  • Not have received any remuneration for the volunteer activity for which the award is being proposed OR;
  • Have voluntarily performed duties related to their paid employment significantly beyond what is expected of a person holding that paid position.
  • Have signed a waiver stating that they are willing to have their names and information about to their volunteer or philanthropic work published and made public.
  • Agree to participate in events and publicity related to the Citizens of the Year Event and agree to undergoing a criminal record check (at the expense of the Community Foundation).

Criteria for Exclusion

  • All citizens of Prince George are eligible except the Directors and their immediate families.
  • In the event that a Citizens of the Year Committee member or volunteer on other special events committees is chosen to be recognized as a Citizens of the Year honoree and desires to accept the award, the volunteer will be asked to step down from the committee.
  • A person cannot be selected or must withdraw his/her name he/she is running for public office in the year of the nomination.