2022 Glendora

Citizen of the year

April 20, 2023

Gary Clifford Named 2022 Glendora Citizen of the Year

The Glendora Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Glendora resident and businessman Gary Clifford has been selected as the 2022 Glendora Citizen of the Year. Gary will be honored at the 73rd Glendora Citizen of the Year Banquet on Thursday, April 20th, 2023, at the Glendora Country Club.

For many years Gary has been a champion for the Glendora community in every way possible. From city government to youth activities, Gary has been there to support both through service and financial giving. Also, a champion for Glendora business, Gary’s expertise has been instrumental in helping businesses throughout the community. Gary’s dedication to Glendora’s past, present, and future is a prime example of why he will be honored as the 2022 Glendora Citizen of the Year on April 20th.

Please help us congratulate Gary Clifford as the 2022 Glendora Citizen of the Year.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will soon be available.

About the Glendora Citizen of the Year Award
The Glendora Citizen of the Year Award is proudly presented by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce and is now in its 73rd year. Every year community groups and residents of Glendora are asked to submit nominations for this prestigious award. The criteria for this honor includes 1. Contributions to Glendora’s community welfare betterment. 2. Participation in community, civic, Chamber, and government enterprises. 3. The lasting value of services related to items (1) and (2). 4. Demonstration of personal leadership abilities. 5. Spirit of cooperation with organizations and individuals. An outside panel reviewed the nominations received by the deadline of January 27, 2023, and voted on this year’s recipient. A complete list of past honorees can be seen at

2017 Citizen of the Year

2017 Glendora Citizen of the Year
Robert Davis

2019 Citizen of the Year

2019 Glendora Citizens of the Year
Gary & Connie Andrews

2018 Citizen of the Year

2018 Glendora Citizen of the Year
Rose Wentz

Glendora Citizens of the Year

1948-Charles Gordon
1949-Will Miller
1950-Rolf Bidwell
1951-Charlotte Gordon
1952-Betty & Clem LaFetra
1953-William Dyer
1954-Bud Noakes
1955-Bill Seibert
1956-Odo Stade
1957-Ted & Mary Kennard
1958-John Bock
1959-Paul Roll
1960-Dorothy Lee
1961-Herb Jack
1962-Elvin Stanton, MD
1963-Harriet Geyer
1964-Walter Hodges
1965-Al Prentice
1966-George McGill
1967-Louis Wood
1968-Frank Teter
1969-Joe Finkbiner
1970-Leonard Ray
1971-Edmund Smyth
1972-Mitchell Anthony
1973-Robert C. Odell
1974-Carlyle D. Colley
1975-Rev. Arthur Baldwin
1976-Eugene Beckwith
1977-Helen Bettin
1978-Charles J. Kramer, MD
1979-Donald F. Adams
1980-Ben Bollinger
1981-James Vincent
1982-Keith Van Vliet

1983-Norman R. Nichols
1984-Guy A. Williams, Jr.
1985-Florence Landon
1986-Betty & Lowell Andrews
1987-Sarah & Art Ludwick
1988-Ruth Harper
1989-Everett Hughes
1990-Orv Mestad, DDS
1991-Ida & Joe Fracasse
1992-Larry R. Glenn
1993-Mary l. Lundstrom
1994-Sharon B. Meyer
1995-Penny Paulus
1996-Mildred Kobzeff
1997-Keith Hilliard
1998-Bill & Peggy Harding
1999-Wayne & Annette Whistler
2000-Jane Tessitor Braun
2001-Lu Cronin
2002-Jan White
2003-Rev. Karen Davis
2004-Pat Janes & Culver Heaton, Jr.
2005-Tony Miller
2006-Norma & Gordon Rowley
2007-Mike & Marcia Conway
2008-Gordon & Diane Norman
2009-Sharon Lewis
2010-Stan & Debbie Deal
2011-Jim Riley
2012-Thom Hill
2013-John Lundstrom
2014-Chris & Wes Purkiss
2015-Tricia & Chuck Gomer
2016-Helen Storland
2017-Robert Davis
2018-Rose Wentz
2019-Gary & Connie Andrews