Nomination period opens for annual Bay Village honors

The final months of the year are an opportune time for reflection and appreciation. While 2020 is a year that most would rather just forget, one can always find hope in the good deeds of others. Whether it’s a neighbor, member of a civic organization or fellow parishioner, those that give of themselves to help others deserve a moment of recognition.

The Bay Village Community Council has just opened the nomination period for the annual Bay Village Citizen of the Year and Project of the Year awards, to honor those who have made a difference in the community.

The Community Council will accept nominations until Friday, Jan. 22, and the selection committee will meet shortly afterward to choose this year’s winner.

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 for Project of the Year based on community impact and the involvement of volunteers and organizations.

Nomination forms are available 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 normally $20 per organization, but the Council has decided to waive the fee for 2021 in light of budgetary constraints caused by the pandemic.

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 12, Issue 21, Posted 9:25 AM, 11.03.2020