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Pioneer Citizen Nominations are due early this year on Friday, December 18, 2015! If you know of someone who fills the criteria and is deserving of this award, please send a detailed nomination explaining why they should be selected to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop off at The Chamber office at 108 E University. The more information the better for the committee consisting of past recipients who will make the selection.

Since 1984, the Pioneer Citizen award has been given to members of the Siloam Springs community who lead with their heart, who face new challenges, and who pave the way for new frontiers. Recipients must meet the following criteria:

* Be a resident of Siloam Springs for at least 10 years

* Be 65 years old or older

* Be heavily involved, past or present, in various activities or committees of the City of Siloam Springs or the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce. The recipient's activities are to have either:

a. enhanced the economic or cultural development of SiloamSprings, OR

b. promoted Siloam Springs on a state, national, or international level.

PAST RECIPIENTS:

1984 - Delbert Allen, Sr. & Russell Elrod

1985 - Tom Whiteside

1986 - Crawford Burgess

1987 - Bob Henry

1988 - Homer Bynum

1989 - Cecil Smith & Mattalou Roth

1990 - Dr. James Huskins

1991 - Mike Moss, Sr.

1992 - John Brown, Jr.

1993 - Martha "Bitsy" Stockton

1994 - Marion Snider

1995 - Dr. H.M. "Doc" Flickinger

1996 - Eldon Robb

1997 - Wayne Allen & Nancy Randall

1998 - Grady Lamb & Barbara Akins

1999 - Carl McQuay

2000 - Caroline Brown & Maggie Smith

2001 - Bill Ruble & Laurine Barnett

2002 - Ervin Taylor & Nancy Van Poucke

2003 - Ross Stout & Leah Houston

2004 - Tony Barnes & Lorraine Moss

2005 - Karl Mounger & Joallen Moose

2006 - M. L. "Moose" Van Poucke & Gloria McEnroe

2007 - Ray Barnett & Sharon Wasson

2008 - Myron "Pete" Peters & Doris Elrod Ramsey

2009 - Delbert "Pete" Allen & Janice Mounger

2010 - Walter Gray & Donetta Samuels

2011 - Chandler "Bub" Gunter & Art Morris

2012 - Lloyd Fagan & Bep Morrison

2013 - Bob Wasson & Mary Benjamin

2014 - Linda Brown, James Fuller (posthumously) & Louie Thomas

2015 - Mike Moss & Mark Simmons

 

 

 

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