It was an evening to honor the very best of Beaver Island Citizens as the community celebrated at the 12th annual awards banquet held on April 27. Chamber President Rachel Teague read off the list of worthy nominees and excerpts from the nomination letters. She then announced Joe Moore as the Citizen of the Year and the audience gave him a standing ovation and many a cheer!
In addition to the award presented by the Chamber of Commerce, Joe received a special tribute signed by State Representative Greg MacMaster, State Senator Howard Walker and Governor Rick Snyder. The tribute noted Joe Moore’s dedication to the musical culture and heritage of the Beaver Island, his commitment to the Island’s youth, his essential services as a paramedic and leadership in BIEMS, and his service in providing residents with new through his website and live-streaming events.
The Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce also presented Jeff Cashman with a special Beaver Island marketing award at the April 27 banquet. The Resolution passed unanimously by the Chamber Board stated, “For more than a decade Jeff served as the designer and host of the Chamber’s web site. During that time, his dedication, talent, skill and work far exceeded what he charged the Chamber. As a result Beaver Island gained a great deal of valuable marketing and advertising that provided economic benefits to the whole community.” The award honored him for this important and valuable contribution.
Chamber of Commerce Board President Rachel Teague presents Joe Moore with the Beaver Island Citizen of the Year award at the April 27th award banquet.
For more on all the worthy nominees of Beaver Island’s Citizen of the Year, see the May issue of NorthernIslander.