Each year, the Winters Chamber of Commerce honors three citizens and one business that have made significant contributions to the Winters community. Nominations are now open for the Winters Citizen of the Year, the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Winters Senior Citizen of the Year and the Theodore Winters Award. The criteria for each of these awards are:
- Citizen of the Year: A Citizen of the Year is someone who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the Winters community. The ideal candidate will have served the community and gone above and beyond their capacity as a volunteer. They are a person who is involved in a variety of activities and have been dedicated to the community for a long period of time. The activities would have required a considerable selfless expenditure of time and energy. The Citizen of the Year is selected by a committee of the past Citizens of the Year.
- Theodore Winters Award: Candidates for the Theodore Winters award have also made a significant contribution to the betterment of the Winters community. Their contribution would span a shorter period of time however. They will be involved with one or two activities that they have given generously of their time and energy.
- Business of the Year: The Business of the Year award will be awarded to a business that has been a community leader and has made unselfish contributions to the Winters community. The recipient is regarded as a “role model,” enhancing the relationship between the business community, non-profits and the local residents.
- Senior Citizen of the Year: The Senior Citizen of the Year is awarded to a senior citizen who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of life for the Winters community and it’s residents.