Nominate people who make Oxford a better place

As 2017 comes to a close, The Oxford Press and the Oxford Kiwanis Club ask people to look back on the past year and years, and tell us who helped to make the Oxford community special through the annual Citizen of the Year Award program.

There are two categories for honorees:

1) Citizen of the Year is presented to men and women who have contributed materially to making the Oxford community a better place to live, with those contributions being made in the current year.

2) Citizen of the Years honors those whose commitment to community services covers a longer span of time.

Contributions to the community that are taken into consideration for these awards are to be beyond those duties of regular employment of the individual or individuals.

Nominations will be accepted until noon on Nov. 29. Nominations should be dropped off at, or mailed to the New York Life office at 5995 Fairfield Road, Suite 1 in Oxford, Ohio 45056, or emailed to Mike Rudolph at

Anyone may make nominations, but a single nomination will carry as much weight as repeated nominations for the same individual.

Recipients for 2017 will be announced in the Jan. 7, edition of The Oxford Press. The recipients will also be honored at the Oxford Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Knolls of Oxford on Feb. 13.

At that time, each recipient will be presented with a watercolor of Uptown Oxford by local artist Marjorie Bowers and reproduced through a grant from the Oxford Community Foundation. The watercolor is available only to recipients of the award.

Finally, previous recipients of the awards are invited to attend the selection committee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2, in the community center of the Knolls of Oxford. Previous recipients who plan on attending the selection committee meeting are asked to call Mike Rudolph at 513-523-2335 to RSVP, or email at

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