#1 Citizen


History of the #1 Citizen

Each year, members of the community are nominated for this award which honors a person who has provided outstanding service to the Schnitzelburg community.  A subcommittee of the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council reviews the nominations and determines the winner for that year.

This tradition began 50 years ago.  The first #1 Citizen, Kenny Schmied, quietly served Schnitzelburg each day, whether out in the street or in church, without asking for thanks or recognition.  He did these things simply because he loved “ole Schnitzelburg.”  Using Kenny as inspiration, a group of Schnitzelburger's decided to annually recognize one selfless individual.


The #1 Citizens Dinner is a celebration of the humble individuals who serve the community without asking for thanks or recognition.  Traditionally, a German style dinner is served, local dignitaries attend, and the #1 Citizen is honored with a certificate, a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and a personalized jacket.  

Honored #1 Citizens:


1966   Kenny Schmied
1967  Charlie Vettiner
1968  Alphonse Goss
1969  MSGR. John Dudine
1970  Jack McGrath
1971  Mike Lellman
1972  George Hauck
1973  Mo Mozzali
1974  Bob Hartstern
1975  Jim Peak
1976  Carl Russman
1977  John Buschermohle
1978  Joe Kamber
1979  J.D. Becker
1980  Reverend Frank Fisher
1981  Mary Hornek
1982  Carl Suderfauf
1983  Harold Fow
1984  Kenny Young
1985  Bill Tinker
1986  Rich Huelsman
1987  Junie Miller
1988  Reverend Kenneth Kamber
1989  Godfrey F. Russman, Sr.
1990  Joe Hoffman
1991  Mel Meiners
1992  Mickey Breitenstein
1993  Millard Pierce
1994  Ed Schulz
1995  George “Yatz” Spayd
1996  Tom Schadt
1998  Bob Reddicks
1999  Andy Stothman
2000  John B. Patton
2001  Jerome V. Just
2002  George Ernst
2003  Joe Brangers
2004  Julie Berrong
2005  Pat Ising
2006  Bill Tinker, Jr.
2007  Hazel Schadt
2008  Gary Allen
2009  Ben Snyder
2010  Jim Willinger
2011  Danny McMahon
2012  Mike Morris
2013  Don Haag
2014  Honorable Romano Mazzoli
2015  George Hauck (previously won in 1972)
2016  Steve Magre

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

The SACC will be  accepting your written nominations for the 2017 Schnitzelburg #1 Citizen in October of 2017. 

 Each year, members of the community are nominated for this award which honors a person who has provided outstanding service to our community.  This tradition began 51 years ago in celebration of the humble individuals who serve the community without asking for any thanks or recognition.

If you know someone you would like to nominate, please send us a statement and tell us about him or her.   Please remember to include the person’s full name as well as your own contact information so that we may reach you for follow-up.  Send nominations to:

#1 Citizen Nomination Committee
P.O. Box 17306
Louisville, Kentucky 40217

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous30.10.14

    Looking forward to the #1 Citizen event on November 13 at the St. E's cafeteria!

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