Citizen Of The Year

York’s Citizen Of The Year

Please help us recognize a deserving citizen who gives their time and talent for the benefit of our community by nominating them for Citizen of the Year. If you have nominated someone in the past – you may re-submit an application – each year many are nominated, but only one person is chosen annually.

Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2020. Download the 2020 Citizen of the Year Nomination Form here.

Selection: The Festival of Lights committee will review all nominations. This committee is comprised of York community members who then choose three finalists. These nominations are submitted to the York Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors who then make the final decision.

Criteria: Volunteer efforts must benefit the town of York. Nominee does not have to be a resident of York. Chamber Board of Directors are not eligible.
Winner will be announced at the Annual Chamber Awards Business After Hours in November. The winner will be the Grand Marshal for the Festival of Lights Parade the first Saturday in December.

WINNER : 2019 Citizen Of The Year, Richard Leigh

2019 Citizen of the Year ~ Richard Leigh

2019 Business of the Year ~ Lobster in the Rough

2019 Volunteers of the Year ~ Mark Gay


Call Holly Roberts, Director, at 207-363-4422 or email