2018 Citizen of the Year Recipients and Awards Dinner Announced

Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Every year, the chamber sponsor the Citizen of the Year awards dinner where people in the greater Pascack Valley are recognized for their contributions to the community.

Mark your calendars! The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2018 Citizen of the Year Recipients and the Awards Dinner where they will be honored for their selfless contributions to the Pascack Valley. Tickets are available now (see bottom of page).

One of the things that makes the greater Pascack Valley such a wonderful place to live and work are those who actually reside here.  One of many activities the Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure of sponsoring is the annual Citizen of the Year Awards. Each year, the GPVCOC honors a person (or persons) who the chamber feels exemplifies good citizenship and shows an admirable commitment to the community. This year, the Chamber has chosen Pascack Valley residents Julie Ogden and Mike Fitzsimmons to receive this prestigious award.

A Great Night of Food, Beverage, and Company

As in years past, the Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner will take place at Seasons in Washington Township. The dinner this year will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 and start at 6:00 PM for cocktails with a full dinner and awards to follow. The evening includes: a delicious four-course dinner, complementary wine and beer (non-alcoholic drinks available), tricky trays, silent auctions, and 50/50’s.

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Seasons in Washington Twp, New Jersey
Price: Only $75.00 per person (purchase your tickets below)

IMPORTANT:  All net proceeds will go non-profit organizations and charities.

The 2018 Honorees

Below are short summaries of the accomplishments of this year’s recipients of 44th annual Citizen of the Year Award. Full bios can be seen by clicking on each of their names.

Julie Ogden
Julie Ogden – 2018 Citizen of the Year

Julie Ogden

Julie is being honored primarily for contributions to the following groups and activities:

  • Bergen County 4H leader – Ther-happy Pets
  • Therapy Dogs International handler
  • Animal Rescue Advocate
  • Animal Rescue Educator
  • Open Doors Foundation
  • Woodcliff Lake Teacher

Mike Fitzsimmons

Mike Fitzsimmons - 2018 Citizen of the Year
Mike Fitzsimmons – 2018 Citizen of the Year

Mike is being honored primarily for contributions to the following groups and activities:

  • St. Andrews Catholic Church
  • Westwood Chamber of Commerce
  • Home for the Holidays
  • “Taste of Westwood”
  • Westwood Friends of the Library
  • HUMC at Pascack Valley
  • The Westwood Creative Team
  • The Westwood- Washington Twp. Regional School District

Tickets Available Now Online…

You can purchase your tickets now online using your credit card or PayPal account below.

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The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 364
Westwood, NJ 07675-0364

Payment due by May 1, 2018 to hold your reservation.

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Sponsorships Available for the Award Dinner and Fundraiser

The GPVCOC is accepting sponsorships and in-kind donations for our fundraising dinner. To learn more about the tax deductible sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web page entitled: Please Make a Difference… Julie and Mike Have!