Nominations now open for Florence First Citizen

The current Florence First Citizen is Steve Olienyk, a veteran, Kiwanian and volunteer. (Photo by Chantelle Meyer/Siuslaw News)

Siuslaw Awards on July 14 to feature business, community awards

June 2, 2022 — The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce is holding the annual Siuslaw Awards on Thursday, July 14, at Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126.

This prestigious event recognizes excellence in the local business community by naming recipients for awards in Excellence in Customer Service, Curb Appeal, Nonprofit Achievement, Community Caring, Innovation in Business and the Stu Johnston Business of the Year Award.

Among the awards presented that night is the Florence First Citizen, which recognizes an individual who has given selflessly to the community based on community involvement, leadership and overall community impact.

The chamber now has nomination packets for First Citizen at the Florence Visitor’s Center, 290 Highway 101, and Completed applications must be received no later than Friday, June 23, at the Siuslaw News, 148 Maple St., or via [email protected].

Selection will be based on the nominee’s civic involvement and their contribution to the welfare and improvement of Florence and/or the surrounding communities.