Citizen of the Year

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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.

Year  Citizen 
2015 Peter Grey
2014 Alma Pomponi
2013 Ralph Hammond
2012 Roberta Ennis
2011 Donald Marshall
2010 Robert F. Slechta
2009 Joseph Piantedosi
2008 Mary Narcisi
2007 John Filios
2006 Robert Mead
2005 John Brown
2004 Judith McConnell
2003 Nick Genetti
2002 Donald Corey
2001 James Shea
2000 Nancy Moore
1999 James F. Sullivan, Jr.
1998 George F. Dalrymple
1997 C. Emerson Fox
1996 Betsey Anderson
1995 Doris (Mickey) Webber
1994 Michael Rosenberg
1993 Kenneth Sheldon
1992 Marcelle Schnitger
1991 Donna Argon
1990 Miriam Adler
1989 Charles W. Kespert
1988 Mary Hafer
1987 Lawrence Kimball
1986 Fay Russo
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