Looking back 50 years to 1970
Time to nominate Mukilteo Citizens of the Year
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:06am
Richard Nixon was the President of the United State, The Beatles announced they had disbanded, Apollo 13 returned to earth after abandoning its mission to the moon, the first jumbo jet 747 made its debut commercial flight from New York to London, a postage stamp cost 6 cents, a gallon of gas cost 36 cents, the first Earth Day was celebrated, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 1 to win the 67th World Series.
Locally, J.O. Simpson was the Mayor of Mukilteo, The Ferry Lunch was renamed Taylor’s Landing, and George Losvar and David Burklund were honored as the first ever Mukilteo Citizens of the Year.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary celebrating Mukilteo’s Citizen of the Year. Each year since 1970, community members have nominated friends, family and co-workers in hopes that they might be chosen for the honor.
The nomination process is easy:
• Fill out the form provided here in the Beacon and mail it along with a letter explaining why you feel this person should receive this award to the address provided at the bottom of the form.
• Or you can scan and email the information to [email protected]
• Or use the link provided to fill out the form online: https://forms.gle/Jp4fWvJTRFZB8Fev8
Please note you’ll still need to email or snail mail your letter supporting your nomination.
The rules are just as easy: Nominees must live in the City of Mukilteo. No one who holds a political office or who is a paid supporter of Mukilteo is eligible. And please no self-nominating.
After the nominations are received, a committee comprising previous Mukilteo Citizens of the Year will meet to review, discuss and vote.
The recipient of the 2020 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year award will be honored at a reception later this summer as well as being featured in the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival parade.
One last note: if you nominate someone, keep it a secret. It’s fun to be surprised by this community award.
Mukilteo Citizen of the Year is a community award that is sponsored by the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club.