Jo Williams, Citizen of the Year

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce Presented Jo Williams with its Citizen of the Year Award

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented Josephine “Jo” S. Williams with its 2017 Poultney Citizen of the Year award during a well-attended Open House reception event. Presented annually since 1990, the Citizen of the Year Award honors a resident citizen who has made major contributions to the betterment of Poultney; has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding service to the community; and who typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideals of Poultney citizenship. As 2017 Citizen of the Year, Jo will be the Grand Marshall in the 2018 July 4th parade in Poultney.

Josephine “Jo” S. Williams, 2017 Poultney Citizen of the Year

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce’s citizen committee wish to express their gratitude to members and friends of the Chamber who volunteered at and/or donated items enabling a successful Open House event. Those include: Young At Heart Senior Center; Kathy Hutson; Ann DeBonis; Robert N. Williams, Jr., Williams Hardware; Mary Lee Harris, Poultney Snowmobile Club; Sheldon Slate Products; Frank Sears, Phil’s Mill and Welsh Presbyterian Church; Emily Stockwell, Everyday Flowers; Judy Leech, WNYV / WVNR; Paula Donaldson; Nina Corbin, Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce and Tot’s Diner; Jenn Miller, Miller Signs & Tees; Pamela Mikkelsen, Bentley House Bed & Breakfast; East Poultney General Store; DeBonis Wright & Carris; Ken and Nancy Williams, Poultney Area St. David’s Society; and Jan Edwards, Cartref Taid (Grandfather’s House) ®.

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a non-profit organization of businesses whose mission is to work together to strengthen Poultney’s economic community. For additional information about Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, one may contact the Chamber by telephone at (802) 287-2010, at their office in the Stonebridge building on Beaman Street, or by their email: poultneyvtchamber@gmail.com .

Past recipients of the Poultney Citizen of the Year award who were present at the 2017 event and posed for a photograph with “Jo” S. Williams included:
Left to right: – back row: Kathy Hutson (2010); Beverly Drake (1992); Jonas Rosenthal (2016); front row: Janice B. Edwards (1993); Ann DeBonis (2009); Josephine “Jo” S. Williams (2017); Robert N. Williams, Jr., (2007).
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