Founded in 2019, the Durachko-Gottfried Ross Township Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to a Ross Township individual, or a group of individuals, who has made a meaningful and significant impact on our community. Recipients have demonstrated a commitment to having made considerable, noteworthy, and long-lasting contributions to the lives of our residents and their families through the same selfless and caring manner displayed by the remarkable citizens for whom this award is named.
2023: Willa Neil 2022: Tom Baker 2021: Rhonda Campanella 2020: Daniel Burda 2019: Dr. Peg Durachko & Dr. Richard Gottfried
Who Should I Nominate?
• A person who continually volunteers his or her time, dedication, and talents to the Township and the citizens of the community to make Ross Township a great place to live, work, play, and learn.
• A person who has made a positive difference in the lives of fellow citizens.
• Someone who is dedicated to Ross Township and concerned for others. They may serve on school, church, service, or other community committees.
• A person who has shown a willingness to work with other Ross Township residents, who is enthusiastic about the Township and its citizens, and who works continually towards the betterment of the community.
• A person with honesty and integrity.
Left to Right: Board President Dan DeMarco, Willa Neil, Dr. Peg Durachko, and Commissioner Joe Laslavic