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Chamber seeks citizen of year nominations

Martha Watts receives the 2019 Citizen of the Year award from Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board President Keith Braun, left, and Executive Director Patrick Murphy at the chamber’s annual dinner in June 2019 at the Dewey Mountain ski lodge. (Enterprise photo — Susan Moore)

SARANAC LAKE — In planning for its 100th annual dinner, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations from its members and the community for the Don Duso Citizen of the Year.

The award, which will be presented at the annual dinner in September, will go to a community member who has shown significant contribution to the community of Saranac Lake and its surrounding areas. The chamber of commerce will accept nominations for the award until Sept. 1.

Nominations must identify how the citizen meets the following criteria:

¯ outstanding service to the community

¯ significant and sustained contribution to the quality of life in the area

¯ exemplifies Saranac Lake’s community spirit.

The public may submit nomination essays to 39 Main St., Suite 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or to director@slareachamber.org.

A committee of past citizen of the year recipients will review the nominations and announce the winner at this year’s annual dinner in September.

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