Cindy Masters (third from left, front row) was chosen the 2017 JCI Vernon Good Citizen of the Year. Nominations are being sought by the organization for the 2018 winner. (JCI Vernon photo)

Nominations sought for Good Citizen in Vernon

JCI Vernon annual award to be presented officially during Vernon Winter Carnival

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vernon Good Citizen Committee is now accepting nominations for Vernon’s 2018 Good Citizen of the Year.

Nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 11.

“The award is given annually to celebrate an individual who has made a positive impact to the community, who’s community involvement and volunteerism goes above and beyond,” said JCI Vernon 2019 president Robbie Hoyte.

The 2017 Good Citizen of the Year was Cindy Masters, development officer for the Kindale Developmental Association.

RELATED: Masters named Good Citizen of the Year

Nominations can be dropped off at Illusions hair and body 2601 Highway 6, Vernon, or e-mailed to

The committee is asking that all nominations include a letter describing why the person you’re nominating should receive this award and their contributions, as well as the nominator’s contact information.

“If you’ve nominated someone in the past who has not yet been a recipient of the award we encourage you to nominate them again,” said Hoyte.

RELATED: Long-time volunteer named Vernon’s Good Citizen

The recipient will be “surprised” in January, and JCI Vernon will proudly escort the recipient in the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade on Feb. 2. The JCI Vernon Good Citizen Award will be officially given out at the Winter Break-Out on Wednesday, Feb. 6, during Winter Carnival.

For more information about the JCI Vernon Good Citizen Award please call Hoyte at 250-307-5286 or e-mail

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