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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Citizen of the Year and More Announced

72nd Royal Oak Community Awards

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce supports the different facets of our community. At no time is this better demonstrated than when it hosts the Royal Oak Community Awards, the annual recognition of leaders and organizations, who go to great lengths to make life in Royal Oak fun, safe and special for all of us. “Royal Oak is full of caring people and organizations; we love to celebrate that fact” said Chamber Executive Director, Shelly Kemp. “The Community Awards remind us of all the good things happening through the commitment and thoughtful dedication of the people working quietly around us and choosing to make Royal Oak a better place to live, work and play.”

The 2019 Award Honorees are:

Citizen of the Year: Julie Farhat

Community Spirit: Royal Oak Youth Assistance

Youth Achievement: Kate & Mackenzie Martin

Police Officer of the Year: Detective Bret Nelson

Firefighter of the Year: Sgt. Anthony Cattini

Teachers of the Year: Kara Daunt, Karina Landis & Elizabeth Cusick

2019 Honorees will receive their awards from the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, taking place October 22 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Place, Royal Oak. Family members and friends of winners will help celebrate the award winners’ successes and achievements.

Advanced $40.00 ticket reservations are required to attend the Community Awards. Reservations may be made by contacting the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce at 248.547.4000 or visiting our website

The Royal Chamber of Commerce is honored to play a key role in celebrating Royal Oak’s Best of the Best for 2019. For additional information about our honorees, contact Heather Zeller at 248.547.4000.

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