Who Will Be Bedford’s 2016 Citizen of the Year?

Citizens of the Year:
Prior Citizens of the Year gathered in 2015 to honor Peter Grey. Pictured (front, l-r) Alma Pomponi, Judith McConnell and Doris (Mickey) Webber; (rear, l-r) Don Marshall, Roberta (Bobbie) Ennis, Grey, Fay Russo and Ralph Hammond – Image (c) JMcCT, 2015 all rights reserved

Submitted by Colleen Doyle for the Town of Bedford

Bedford’s Citizen of the Year has been an annual tradition since 1979. Nomination forms for the 2016 Citizen of the Year are available online by clicking here.  If you have someone you would like to nominate please read the guidelines, fill out the nomination form and return it by August 1.

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

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:

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; and 1979, Louis H. Smith.


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