The Citizen of the Year has been an annual tradition since 1979. Nominations are received each year from June to early August.
The Citizen of the Year is honored by:
- Riding in the Bedford Day Parade
- A reception at Old Town Hall coupled with the annual Bedford Minutemen Change of Command Ceremony
- Participates in the Annual Tree Lighting each December on the Common
If you have someone you would like to nominate please read the guidelines and fill out the nomination form by clicking here.
The complete list of prior Citizens of the Year is below. Where possible you can read a biography of past winners by clicking on their names.
|2016||Julie McCay Turner|
|2010||Robert F. Slechta|
|1999||James F. Sullivan, Jr.|
|1998||George F. Dalrymple|
|1997||C. Emerson Fox|
|1995||Doris (Mickey) Webber|
|1989||Charles W. Kespert|
|1985||John F. Perkins, Jr.|
|1984||Louise E. Maglione|
|1983||Harold I. Wellington|
|1982||John Earl Dick|
|1981||William J. Beecy|
|1980||Alice E. Thompson|
|1979||Louis H. Smith|