Sequim chamber seeking Citizen of Year nominations

Nominations for the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Citizen of the Year are now open.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 16. Nomination forms and guidelines can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website ( and listed under “events and programs.”

Results will be announced in March and the winner will be recognized at the Chamber Luncheon on Tuesday, March 22.

The Citizen of the Year committee is made up by former winners of the award. The program is chaired by Brown M. Maloney, a 2008 Humanitarian Award recipient.

Created in 1986, the Citizen of the Year award was established to recognize individuals, who through volunteer efforts have made the Sequim-Dungeness Valley a better place to live. The original award went to former mayor Peter Black; subsequent recipients can be found at under the “Citizen of the Year” tab.

The chamber also recognizes some citizens with its Humanitarian Award, the first going to Bill and Esther Littlejohn in 2007.

The committee agreed to grant its 2020 award this past March to Sequim’s essential workers — the first time a group has received Sequim’s top annual civic honor.

For more information about the Citizen of the Year or any other chamber program, email to or call 360-683-6197.