Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
The Cottage Grove Annual Awards & Installation Banquet is a Chamber sponsored event to honor/recognize leaders, students, and volunteers in our community for their volunteer community service, academic excellence, extracurricular activity involvement, outstanding dedication, leadership and outstanding achievement in good business practices. Our hats are off to you for all you do to help Cottage Grove be THE place to live and do business. Nominations for First Citizen are open to the public. All other nominations are reserved for chamber members. Nomination forms: First Citizen of the Year, Non Profit of the Year, and Business of the Year.
The banquet is held annually the third Saturday in January. In addition to an evening of great food and fun times with friends, the Chamber Banquet is a time to recognize those in our community who truly stand out through volunteerism and excellent business practices. It is also an opportunity to recognize student excellence and other honors.
We are delighted to announce the names of the people and businesses who were honored at our Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. We especially want to express a special thank you to our membership for participating in the process by casting your votes which determined the winners of Non-Profit of the Year, First Citizen, and Business of the Year.
Junior First Citizen Scholarship Winner – Tori Raade
(Runner up scholarship winner – Hannah Albrecht)
SLSD Classified Employee – Chris Heath (Not pictured)
SLSD Teacher of the Year – Kerry Clawson
Distinguished Service – Park McClung, III
Community Impact – Bohemia Foundation
Non-Profit of the Year – South Lane Mental Health
(Honored Nominees: Community Sharing, Cottage Theatre, Family Relief Nursery, South Lane Television)