Bay’s best sought for annual honor

The last six weeks of the year are an opportune time for reflection and appreciation. The holidays bring friends and family together and give us a reason to celebrate. This season of good cheer offers us a chance to look back on the year and acknowledge those who have influenced our lives.

It is no coincidence that the Bay Village Community Council has recently opened the nomination period for the annual Bay Village Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year awards, to recognize those who have made a difference in the community.

The Community Council will accept nominations until Monday, Jan. 22, and selections will be announced soon afterward.

Citizen of the year nominees, either individual or couple, must be Bay Village residents that have provided significant community service without monetary reward. Although not necessarily an annual designation, special projects will be considered based on community impact and the involvement of volunteers and organizations.

Nomination forms are available to download (Citizen of the Year | Project of the Year), or to pick up at City Hall, the Bay Village Branch Library, and from members of the Bay Village Community Council. Completed forms may be submitted via email to or mailed to Bay Village Community Council, 350 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, OH 44140.

The Bay Village Community Council is where Bay’s civic groups come together. Representatives from member groups meet quarterly to discuss upcoming events and initiatives, share ideas and look for collaboration opportunities. Annual dues are $20 per organization.

For more information about the Bay Village Community Council or the Citizen of the Year/Project of the Year awards, please email

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:30 AM, 12.05.2017