Distinguished Citizen Award Winners

Thank you ISU Insurance Services
The Stratton Agency for being our title sponsor!

Thank you Mid-Columbia Health Foundation
our community partner for your continued support!

2022 Distinguished Citizens Awards Winners

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce had high hopes that we would be able to meet in person this year to honor our local heroes. Many factors came together and forced us to move the banquet to a virtual event. We had a great time surprising and honoring the Distinguished Citizens of 2021. We hope you enjoy the presentation. Please share and help us congratulate this year’s winners. Our community wouldn’t be nearly as great without all these citizens working and contributing to make The Dalles a community that cares.
Each year the Chamber receives nominations from members of the community for the Distinguished Citizens Awards… 

This year’s awards will be presented in the following categories….

Youth of the Year • Volunteer of the Year • First Responder of the Year • Educator of the Year

Agricultural Achievement • Woman of the Year • Man of the Year • Business of the Year



Our Community partner, Mid-Columbia Health Foundation will be presenting…

“Philanthropic Excellence Award”

2021 Volunteer of the Year

Rachel Carter

2021 Educator of the Year

Kimberly Koch

2021 Philanthropic Exellence Award

Vesta Smith

2021 First Responder of the Year

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Darlisa Black

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Mack Lamb

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2021 Youth of the Year

Maddie Dollarhide

2021 Agriculture Achievement

Ken Bailey

2021 Woman of the Year

Dr. Miriam McDonell

Hew Hillis Man Of The Year

2021 Man of the Year

Hew Hillis
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2021 Business of the Year

Columbia Bank

Congratulations to all our winners! We encourage you to watch the virtual banquet to show your support. As you see these hardworking citizens throughout our community please thank them for their service and dedication to our community. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success. We truly are better together!

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