The Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for a community service award named after a late and beloved community activist.
The 2019 Gene Schultz Community Service Award recognizes a community member’s volunteer service. The honor will be given out at the Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress Banquet on November 21. There have been 26 previous recipients of this award.
According to the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce, Gene Schultz made many contributions to Ottumwa.
“…was an unwavering supporter of the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce and was the ‘everything guy’ around town. He didn’t just live and work here, he was also very involved her and his personality and charm made him a natural as the master of ceremonies for many community events.”
The deadline for submitting nominations is October 31. Forms can be obtained at 217 East Main Street or on the Ottmmwa Chamber’s website.