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. Each of the recipients below deserves recognition for their contributions to the greater Pascack Valley. We applaud their efforts to make the greater Pascack Valley a better place to live and work.
2016 Citizen of the Year Honorees
The honorees in 2016 below will be presented their award at a dinner at Seasons Catering in Washington Township on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Tickets to attend this extravaganza can be reserved online here.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative of Hackensack
Keith and Libby Durieof Hillsdale
Past Citizen of the Year Honorees
Citizen of the Year awards have been given out by the Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce every year since Harold Effron was first honored in 1974. Below in alphabetical order are the previous recipients of the Citizen of the Year award:
THE GREATER PASCACK VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE was established more than 40 years ago to promote the business and community interests of the ten towns in the valley.
Monthly breakfast and quarterly lunch meetings of the board of directors and members are held on the first Tuesday of each month excluding July and August. Additionally, a series of networking events are held during the year whereby members and potential members can exchange business ideas and make contact with new companies and individuals.
The Chamber provides support for community projects including borough social services, community hospice, The Center for Food Action, Pascack Valley Historical Society, Spectrum for Living and the American Legion. In addition to these monetary gifts, many Chamber members volunteer to participate in the activities of these groups.
Moderate membership dues, based on the number of employees, are on a sliding sale to encourage participation of businesses of all sizes. A special individual membership is available to residents who are not associated with any business within the Pascack Valley, but who would like to participate in the benefits of the Chamber of Commerce activities. ... See MoreSee Less