Know A ‘Distinguished Citizen’? Nominate ‘Em!

The Wilton Family YMCA has announced that nominations for the Distinguished Citizen Awards, which are made at the Wilton Community Celebration, are now open for anyone in the community to submit a candidate.

The Distinguished Citizen Awards have been made since 1986, and to date 77 individuals, organizations and businesses have received the award. The criteria for the Distinguished Citizen Award is a person, civic group or business who has made a significant difference in Wilton’s quality of life by giving exemplary and longstanding volunteer service to the community.

The Awards will be presented at this year’s Wilton Community Celebration, the Wilton Family YMCA’s annual benefit. Funds raised during the event support the Wilton Family YMCA’s mission to be open and accessible to all, so that everyone in the community has an opportunity to participate in Y membership, programs, services and social activities, regardless of financial situation or ability. The Y awards $470,000 annually for financial assistance and community outreach programs so that children can attend summer day camp, senior citizens can participate in water exercise, adults can rehabilitate from an accident or chronic illness, and families can spend quality swimming together at the Y.

For more information or nomination forms for the Distinguished Citizen Award, contact Christene Freedman, director of development for the Wilton Family YMCA at 203.762.8384, ext. 279 or by email. Submission deadline is March 13, 2015.