Outstanding Citizen nominees must meet each of these three specific criteria:

Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, and

Provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the business climate and the quality of life for others in the community, and

Assist others in developing and utilizing their full leadership potential.



Nominations must be submitted on supplied nomination form ( Physically printed or submitted via our online submission form)

Initial nomination process has been simplified. You do not have to have all information at the nomination time but will be contacted immediately to help gather the required information and to supply names of those that may be able to help gather information.

Please review the nomination form carefully to ensure that comprehensive, quantitative information is provided which demonstrates the involvement, achievement and leadership of your nominee. The more complete the information provided, the more useful this from will be for those who make the selection of the individual to receive this prestigious reward.


A selection committee comprised of Comprehensive Leadership Series (CLS) alumni will  review all nominations and select both the Spirit of the Community recipient and Outstanding Citizen

Announcement: June 19th

During: Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala @ Caberfae. Tickets now available. 


Sunday May 26th, 2024.

(This is the final date for all information, if waiting till deadline to nominate, must have information readily available for selection process. 

Outstanding Citizen

The Outstanding Citizen Award recognizes and honors individuals who strive toward the highest level of professional accomplishments. Men and women, who excel in their chosen profession, have devoted significant time and energy to improve the community’s quality of life and have provided leadership to assist others in becoming involved in the community.

We have changed this process to make it easier. Please Nominate name and give a few sentences about why. If you have all of the information to fill out please do, if you do NOT have all the information, please still list your nomination and we will follow up with you after to get additional information, accolades and accomplishments or help seek out others than may also have this information.

List special projects and achievements or recognition. Include business-related affiliations, directorships, trusteeships or other designations.
Please describe the nominee’s local, state or federal level participation. Include length and breadth of services, offices held in civic and service organizations, charitable activities, political pursuits, religious groups, merchant associations, Chambers of Commerce, etc. In addition, please include information on the number and types of individuals benefiting from the nominee’s community service.
Please provide specific examples of how the nominee has demonstrated support for the leadership development of other business and community members.
Nominees may already have been honored by service to their profession, industry or community. They also may have publications to their credit or articles published supporting their profession, industry or community. Please list awards and honors received which support this nomination:
Discuss briefly any additional factors you feel are important for consideration regarding the nominee for this nomination.