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2010 Citizen of the Year
Nomination Form

I wish to submit the name of Mike Cotton in consideration for the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award. I understand that recognition will be given for leadership and performance in several areas of community service over a period of years. The above-mentioned nominee is deserving of this award because of his/her substantial contributions in the following areas: (Please describe candidate's activities below. Enclose any supporting documents you think may be helpful to the nominating committee. Please type or print clearly.)

Mike Cotton is Penacook's Great Communicator! He deserves the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award, because thanks to Mike's efforts as Market Manager, Penacook had its first Farmers Market at the Rolfe House on Monday evenings from June through October. Mike spearheaded the fundraising efforts and orchestrated the vendors into our community. We look forward to its return next year! Mike is a founding board member of the Penacook Village Association, which was incorporated in June 09. Our mission statement is to involve citizens in enhancing the quality of life, protecting the historic character, and fostering economic vitality in Penacook Village. Our slogan is Prosper in Penacook! Mike is also chair of our Economic Development committee.

Mike published our first Penacook Village brochure, which has color photographs, information about our schools and annual events, and a taste of our rich history. Please visit our website at to read this brochure and to learn more about us. Mike is also the founding publisher of our monthly community newspaper The Merrimack Valley Voice, first published in June 09. As he writes on his website This paper's mission is to report on the happenings in and around Boscawen, Penacook, Salisbury and Webster N.H., focusing on the school system our children attend. This area has a rich history and is poised to spring into the future. We will report on things past and present. Feature stories of events and goings on that shape our towns and villages, the people who live and work here and the businesses that give you that personal service missing at most of the big box stores.

We will strive to be a community paper where you can contribute. Thanks to all of Mike's efforts, people can and do Prosper in Penacook.

Name of individual submitting nomination (please print):
Kathryn G. Bush, President, Penacook Village Association Cell phone:

Deadline: October 1, 2010
*Nomination form also available at Please return this form to: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 40 Commercial Street, Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 224-2508 Fax: (603) 224-8128

To involve citizens in enhancing the quality of life, protecting the historic character, and fostering economic vitality in Penacook Village.
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