Call for Nominations for 2024 Citizen of the Year

Award to be Presented March 22nd During the Bedford County Business Hall of Fame Awards Program at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

Bedford, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2024The Rotary Club of Bedford, Bedford Sunrise Rotary and the Bedford Elks Lodge are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Citizen of the Year Award, to be presented at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon Friday, March 22nd in the Colonnade Ballroom of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

Citizen of the Year is presented annually by the three local service organizations to recognize individuals who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and/or the Elks motto of “Elks Care, Elks Share.”

Nominations may be submitted electronically through a new web link or by submitting the traditional print nomination form.  Both are available here:


2024 Rotary Elks COTY Nomination Form

Hard-copy forms are also available at the Chamber office.

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 8th at 5pm.

Registration for the Hall of Fame Luncheon are $75.  RSVP by calling 814.623.2233 or register online by clicking here.  Sponsorships and program ads are also available to businesses or individuals who wish to congratulate the Citizen of the Year and other honorees.  CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION.

For more information on the Chamber dinner, call Kellie Goodman Shaffer at the Chamber office  or email: