The recipient of the Key Citizen Award will be chosen on the basis of his or her contributions to the progress of the Brandon community. Nominees should be unselfishly devoted to contributing time and effort for the betterment of the Brandon community rather than for their own personal gain. Involvement in the Brandon community must be consistent, with a minimum period of service of five years, and should be in a number of well-rounded activities, primarily in the Brandon area, with an emphasis on the immediate past year. Nominations will be kept on file for a period of three years. After that time, previous applicants need to be nominated again and submit current information.
The Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, has given selflessly to the Greater Brandon community, and whose efforts have far-reaching effects beyond the Greater Brandon area.
These prestigious community awards are only presented if there are deserving recipients and are not arbitrarily given each year. Past Key Citizen Recipients include: Alice Tompkins, Julian Craft, Dick Stowers, Ouida Gray, Pat Odiorne, Robert Dykes, Hilda Hampton, Charles Slowey, Carol Todd, Paul Sanders, Rev. Bill Wynn, Sandy Rodriguez, Lyle Flagg, Betty Jo Tompkins, Vincent Ferraro, Alice Storms, Joyce Uphoff, Ardi MacKinnon, Richard Cimino, George Anello, Lisa Rodriguez, B. Lee Elam, Sandy MacKinnon, Bill Wolfe, Ramon F. Campo, Anne Nymark, Dr. Stephen Parks, Edward Johns, John Noriega , Stephen Saunders, Margie Wynn, Clif Curry, Randy Wolfe, Mark Proctor, Becky Jordan, Tammy Holmberg, Susan Saunders and John & Kay Sullivan.
Past recipients of the Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award include: Senate President Tom Lee (whose leadership inspired the inaugural award), Speaker of the House Johnnie B. Byrd, Jr., Sheriff Cal Henderson, John & Kay Sullivan, State Representative (now Commissioner) Sandy Murman, Julian Craft, Earl Haugabook, Paul Senory, Senator Malcolm Beard, Dottie & Sandy MacKinnon, Dr. Earl Lennard, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Rich Glorioso and Coach Russ Cozart.
Both award presentations will be among the highlights of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on February 6, 2015, at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview.
Applications for Brandon’s Key Citizen are available at the Chamber and on the Chamber’s website at www.brandonchamber.com under the “Get Involved” tab: “Awards,” and should be submitted with a résumé. Nominations for the Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award should be in submitted as a résumé or essay format.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Nominations can be mailed or delivered to the Chamber, 330 Pauls Drive, Ste. 100 or sent via email to Aaaron@brandonchamber.com (Subject: Award Nomination).
For more information on the awards or the Annual Dinner, please contact The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce 813-689-1221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.