The 31st annual Key Peninsula Citizens of the Year Awards Banquet will be held March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Key Peninsula Civic Center in Vaughn. The Keynote speaker for the event is Congressman Derek Kilmer.

The sponsoring KP Lions Club requests that nominations for KP Citizen of the Year be submitted before Jan. 13, to: KP Lions CoY, P.O. Box 63, Vaughn, WA 98394, or by email to

Nominees must either live on, work on, or own property on the Key Peninsula. Non-resident persons who volunteer on the Key are considered “workers”and are eligible. Members of the KP Lions Club are not eligible.

Throughout the year, community members submit nominations to the KP Lions Club, the members of which (via secret ballot) vote for the nominees, all of whom are designated citizens of the year.

This year, the folks nominating potential candidates will be sent a short email template asking “who and why” their community contender was chosen. 

Each year, the KP Lions conduct an award dinner ceremony culminating in the identification of the the citizen of the year.

For more information, call (253) 884-3319 or (253) 853-2721.

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