Newport Area Chamber Of Commerce
Citizen of the Year


The Newport Area Chamber Of Commerce is proud to annually present one deserving resident the Distinguished Citizen Of The Year award. This award has evolved over time to the honor that it is today. We are proud to showcase our recent award winners and those who have won this prestiguious award in the past. 
2017
2017
2016
2015
2014
New London Hospital 
Larry & Jackie Cote
Lilyan Wright
David Hoyt
David Lantz
Business / Non-Profit Of The Year
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
2013
Archie Mountain
 
Paul Howe
 
Jeff Miller
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
2012
Steve Smith
Distinguished Citizen Award
2011
PJ Lovely
Distinguished Citizen Award
2010
Rich Chappel
Distinguished Citizen Award
2009
Charon Urban
Distinguished Citizen Award
2008
Roy Mall
Distinguished Citizen Award
2007
Rick Thomas
Distinguished Citizen Award
2006
Jack & June Liberman
Distinguished Citizen Award
2005
Guenter and Kathy Hubert
Distinguished Citizen Award
2004
Ken Dennis
Distinguished Citizen Award
2003
Anthony and Elizabeth Maiola
Distinguished Citizen Award
2002
Joan Willey
Distinguished Citizen Award
2001
Pat and Lisa Trembley
Distinguished Citizen Award
2000
Newport Firefighters Association
Distinguished Citizen Award
1999
Dr. Denis Maryn
Distinguished Citizen Award
1998
Newport Service Organization
Distinguished Citizen Award
1997
William (Bill) Hoyt
Distinguished Citizen Award
1996
Frank(Pup) MacConnell
Distinguished Citizen Award
1995
Peter Lovely
Distinguished Citizen Award
1994
Oliver (Larry) Zullo
Distinguished Citizen Award
1993
Harry V. Spanos
Distinguished Citizen Award
1992
Ella Casey
 
Lori Barnes
 
Dennis Kathan
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
1991
John C. McCrillis 
 
Goldena Hurlbut
Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year
1990
Kathy Muller 
 
Eleanor Shadis
   
John Sokul
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
1989
Susan Fratzel
Distinguished Citizen Award
1988
Norma McDonough 
 
Larry Flint
 
Jackie Bell
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
Distinguished Citizen Award
1987
Kay Waltz
 
Malcolm Tuttle
 
Richard Parker 
 
Bonnie Barrett
 
John Kvetcosky
 
Bob Merry
 
Robert Urban
 
Barbara Yeomans
 
David Yeomans
 
Betty Richer
 
Charlotte Broughton
 
Ken Wilson
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
Citizenship Award
1986 
James Wright 
Distinguished Citizen Award
 
Sophie Paul
Citizen of the Year
 
Louis Thompson
Community Service Award
1985
Paul E. Carr 
 
William Tracy
Man of the Year
Community Service Award
1984
No records found
1983
Al Soucy
Man of the Year
 
Marjorie Soucy
Woman of the Year
1982
Aline Willett
Woman of Achievement
     
Jean Rowell
Woman of Achievement
       
James Lantz
Man of Achievement
    
George Dorr
Man of Achievement
1981
Ed Decourcy
Man of the Year
   
Cleon Johnson
Man of Achievement
   
Jane Elliot
Woman of Achievement
   
Alice Irwin
Woman of Achievement
    
Dr. Luther Wiegle
Citizenship Award
    
George Kelly
Citizenship Award
1980
Remington Woodhull
Man of Achievement
    
Katherine Cogeshall
Woman of Achievement
     
Louise Kelly
Citizenship Award
   
Richard Parker 
Citizenship Award
  
John Wilmarth McCrillis 
Citizenship Award
   
Ann Jasinski
Citizenship Award
1979
Ken Andler
Man of Achievement
  
Sophie Paul
Woman of Achievement
   
Malcom Rowell
Citizenship Award
  
Larry Whitney
Citizenship Award
   
Madlon Karr
Citizenship Award
  
Dr. Ralph Benson
Citizenship Award
   
Robbie Parker
Citizenship Award
1978
Gordon B. Flint
Man of the Year
    
Barbara Towne
Woman of the Year
     
Maurice Downing
Distinguished Citizen Award
   
Jay Harvey
Distinguished Citizen Award
   
Sally Eldridge
Distinguished Citizen Award
    
John Sarro
Distinguished Citizen Award
1977
Fred Johnson
Distinguished Service Award
    
William Thurlow
Distinguished Service Award
    
Dorothy Collins
Distinguished Service Award
   
Harold LaValley
Distinguished Service Award
    
Geraldine LaValley
Distinguished Service Award
1976
Bernice MacWilliams
Outstanding Civil Servent
   
Wesley Hallett
Outstanding Community Citizen
     
Harold Ransom
Man of the Year
1975
Sturm Ruger
Distinguished Industrial Citizen