Thousands of hours of volunteer service go unrecognized each year.  This year, Ashburn Rotary is participating in a District program to recognize unusually dedicated community leaders through a Citizen of the Year award.  The recipient is to be chosen from the general public through nominations submitted by club members.  This award is intended to recognize an individual who has stood out among the many unsung residents and heroes who have worked so hard serving our youth, our schools, public safety, land use, transportation, the environment and more.  Rotarians are excluded from this award.

The Ashburn Rotary Citizen of the Year will receive a District Governor Citation and will also be submitted as a nominee at the District level.  The individual chosen as the Rotary District 7610 Citizen of the Year will be invited to the District Foundation Awards banquet in November 2012 and will receive a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.  This is one of Rotary's most prestigious recognition awards. 

Nomination Criteria
1.  Nominees name and contact information including email address.
2.  Details of service or activity including specific results and achievements.
3.  Significant position(s) of leadership, responsibility or authority the nominee has held.
4.  Services or activities related to the above - including dates.
5.  Additional biographical or background material that would be helpful to the selection committee including citations, newspaper articles, photographs, or similar materials.
6.  Two letters of recommendation, each addressing the nominee's community service.

The deadline for nominations is October 18, 2012.  Nominations can be sent to Linda Carducci at