Citizen of the Year Award


The Citizen of the Year Award has been awarded since 1961 and recognize citizens who display outstanding character and leadership along with community pride, promoting Boardman Township and a spirit of cooperation.

Past Winners

  • 1961 Faye Heintzelman
  • 1963 Edgar Diehm
  • 1966 Ralph Smith
  • 1969 Irv Nisonger
  • 1970 Donald McKay
  • 1971 Dr. Robert Fisher
  • 1972 Dr. Robert Parry
  • 1973 Charles Schafer
  • 1974 Frank Warren
  • 1975 Denny Barrett
  • 1976 Edward J. DeBartolo
  • 1977 Grant Kibbel
  • 1978 Ray Brenner, Jr.
  • 1980 Don Cover
  • 1981 Thomas A. Groth
  • 1982 Chet Long
  • 1983 Clarence Smith
  • 1984 Thomas Masters
  • 1985 John Harr
  • 1986 Dr. Norman Crewson
  • 1987 William Houser
  • 1988 Rev. Chuck Lundquist
  • 1989 Robert Bannon
  • 1990 Kenneth Wilson
  • 1991 Don Westenbarger
  • 1992 Jack Mayo
  • 1993 Bob Schaal
  • 1994 Dick Selby
  • 1995 Tom Carney
  • 1996 Bill & Connie Knecht
  • 1997 Elaine Mancini
  • 1998 Jack Darnell, Sr.
  • 1999 Larry Saxton
  • 2000 Glenn Bowers
  • 2001 Dan Slagle
  • 2002 Joe Sylvester, Sr.
  • 2003 Don Daily
  • 2004 Anthony Lariccia
  • 2005 Tom Costello
  • 2006 Dr. Fred Soller
  • 2007
  • 2008 Lou Young
  • 2009 Dave Deibel
  • 2010 George Grimm
  • 2011 Don & Patsy Zabel
  • 2012 Greg Krieger
  • 2013 Dick Dowell
  • 2014 Paul Rossi
  • 2015 Fred Davis, Nik Amstutz
  • 2016 Dr John York & Denise DeBartolo York
  • 2018 Jack Nichols, retired Boardman Chief of Police