Organization, Church or Non-Profit

The nominated organization, church or non-profit must be located in Rock Island and make a difference in the community through its service, mission-based programs, fundraising or events. This group may help those in need; influence social change; raise awareness of an issue; raise money to assist the less fortunate or fund a particular cause; organize community events that make a difference; or other activities that make a positive impact on the overall community. This group is seen as a change maker and inspires others to join their cause.

Organization, Church or Non-Profit - Past Citizen of the Year Winners

The individual/business denoted with ** is the overall Citizen of the Year for that respective year.

2022Celebrate Recovery/Edgewood Church
2021**Project NOW 
2019Christian Care
2018 Broadway Historic District Association
2017 Friends of Hauberg Civic Center and Spring Forward Learning Center
2016**Mighty Fortress Community Church
2015Ballet Quad Cities
2014Rock Island County Area Project
2013**Church of Peace
2012Rock Island Kiwanis
2011**Renaissance Rock Island
2010Augustana College
2009**Rock Island Township Relief Office
2008Second Baptist Church
2007Knights of Columbus-Allouez Council 658
2006**Vietnam Veterans of QC Chapter 299
2005Rock Island Rotary
2004Broadway Presbyterian Church ABC Group
2003Friends of the Library
2002Rock Island Women's Club
2001Rock Island Music Association
2000Genesius Guild
Rock Island Girls Softball
1999VFW Post 1303
1998**Rock Island Evening Lions Club
Rock Island High School Key Club
1997Junior Board of Rock Island
1996Rock Island Police Benevolent
1995Backwater Gamblers
1994Court Watch
1993Labor Day Parade Committee
1992Rock Island/Milan Booster Club
1991Junior Women's Club
1990Community Caring Conference
1989Rock Island Clean & Beautiful
1988**Metropolitan Youth
1987RI Police Auxiliary