April 7, 2014
Nomination deadline is May 30 · Nominate here
Each year the WSDA requests nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award from its members, looking for exemplary service to the community. The work should be based on civic activities not affiliated with organized dentistry, and can include any number of activities and organizations such as service organizations, schools, non-salaried government positions or church sponsored community activities. Volunteer work does not have to be dental related. The award is not intended for an individual who provides limited uncompensated services or provides such services to an underserved population in the course of business for which they are compensated.
The award is presented at the Citizen of the Year banquet held during the annual House of Delegates meeting in September. Last year’s winner was Dr. Raymond Damazo, recognized for his years of work serving the Masaai people of Africa. Shortly after receiving the 2013 Citizen of the Year, it was announced that Damazo had been chosen by the ADA to receive their highest humanitarian award also. We grow them good in Washington state!
Dentists and their staff are now invited to nominate a WSDA member dentist for the 2014 award. The deadline for nominations is May 30. Forms and award guidelines are available from component society secretaries and executive directors, or the WSDA office.
All nominations will be reviewed by a task force of the WSDA. Nominations may be made by an individual member of the WSDA or a component dental society, or a staff member of a WSDA member dentist. Previous nominations are kept on file for three years and may be updated and resubmitted. Nominations should be submitted online here. For more information, call Amanda Tran at (206) 973-5217.