Nominations are currently being accepted for the John E. & Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award. Deadline is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:00PM. Nominations should include reasons why a person being nominated has been an outstanding citizen and made life for Auburn residents better.

Submit to:

Riley Award Committee
c/o Ellen C. Gaboury
Town Clerk
104 Central St.
Auburn, MA 01501

History

The John E. & Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was created in 1976 to honor the Riley’s for their contribution to serving and making life for Auburn Citizens better. John served as the Town Clerk from 1922 to 1952 and Ethel served as an Assistant for many years. There was money donated that is now held by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. The interest earned is given to the recipient chosen each year.

The committee consists of the Town Clerk, Chair of the Selectmen, a Town Meeting Member chosen by the Moderator, an educator named by the School Committee, High School Senior class officers, the President of the Auburn Ecumenical Cluster, a News media person covering news in Auburn and a Citizen of Auburn named by the Selectmen, Master of the Masonic Lodge, Grand Knight of the Auburn K of C, Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks and Commander of Chester P. Tuttle Post American Legion.