Nominations due May 13 for Tama Citizen of the Year

There have been 39 Tama residents chosen as Tama Citizen of the Year since the Tama Firefighters Association annual honor began in 1982.

Nomination for the 2021 award are due Thursday, May 13, at 5 p.m. Submit your choice to the Tama City Clerk, 305 Siegel St, Tama, IA 52339 or by calling 641-484-3822.

Each year the honoree has been selected for the resident’s contribution of their own time and effort to better the community. With the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the 2020 Tama Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival, the most recent Citizen of the Year recipient was Anne Michael in 2019.

The 2021 Tama Citizen of the Year will be announced the week of May 13 and will be recognized during the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival on May 22 at noon.

The 2021 festival will feature Merriam’s Midway Carnival in downtown Tama from May 19 through May 22. The Tama Fire Department is organizing a parade at 10 a.m. on May 22 with line-up taking place on McClellan Street.

The Tama Pump will also be hosting live entertainment on Friday and Saturday during the festival.